Download Festival 2006

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Date: 09 Jun 2006 - 11 Jun 2006

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Venue: Donington Park, UK


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Korn singer explains Download no-show

Korn singer explains Download no-show

Korn's Jonathan Davis has sent a message to fans describing 'the scariest days of his life' since he was rushed to hospital with a life-threatening blood infection, causing him to miss his appearance at last weekend's Download Festival.

Axl Rose trips up at Download

Axl Rose trips up at Download

Download prides itself on its mayhem, insanity and chaos and Guns N' Roses' closing set was all of those things - especially when Rose slipped over and had a super-sized tantrum. A high point was the guest appearance of ex-Gunner Izzy Stradlin.

12 arrested on last night of Download

12 arrested on last night of Download

Police and festival organisers are carrying out a joint investigation to catch those responsible for a disturbance that broke out on the last night of Download Festival at Donington Park, marring an otherwise perfect event.

Korn go Karaoke at Download

Korn go Karaoke at Download

In a drama that echoed Metallica's historic crisis at this very festival back in 2004, Korn pulled off a coup by performing minus a crucial member of their band - singer Jonathan Davies, who had been hospitalised earlier.

Download 2006 Blog - Sunday

Download 2006 Blog - Sunday

VF crawls out of its tent bandana'd up to the nines. Welcome to the Jungle baby, it's GNR day and another seriously hot one. A full house of sizzling sunshine - it doesn't get much better than this. Follow the final day of Download 2006 here.

Download 2006 Blog - Saturday

Download 2006 Blog - Saturday

It's the big day of Download with Metallica jostling against the England World Cup Squad to secure the most excitement and anticipation. Yet this is all about to be overshadowed by some very high drama at Download!

No Download for hospitalised Korn singer

No Download for hospitalised Korn singer

Jonathan Davies has had to pull out of his scheduled appearance at Download tonight. But the band will play on, with some 'very special guests' filling in on vocals. Roll up, roll up for Korn Karaoke on the main stage!

Download 2006 Blog - Friday

Download 2006 Blog - Friday

Which Hollywood megastar couldn't resist an impromptu appearance on the main stage? It's not one you'd expect to see at a festival like this! Catch the action as it unfolds here on Download day one.

Eurovision winners for Download

Eurovision winners for Download

Finland's Lordi, having just won the Eurovision Song Contest with their arockalyptic anthem 'Hard Rock Hallelujah', will return to the festival to play the Gibson Guitar/MySpace.com stage prior to Sickofitall on Sunday 11 June.

Soil, Breed 77, and more for Download

Soil, Breed 77, and more for Download

Download organisers have announced 15 more acts for the UK's premier heavy rock festival, including Soil, Breed 77, Amplifier, Louie, Enter Shikari, It Dies Today, and Darkest Hour...

HOT TICKETS: Download Day Tickets

HOT TICKETS: Download Day Tickets

With Tool, Metallica, and Guns 'N Roses all confirmed as headliners and weekend tickets selling fast, day passes for this year's Download rock fest have now gone on sale...

Stage splits and more acts for Download

Stage splits and more acts for Download

In Flames, Sick Of It All, Atreyu, Johnny Truant, Devil Driver, Mendeed, and Moneen and Winterville are the latest acts confirmed for Download, as the festival reveals its stage programme and news on day tickets...

Hundred Reasons and more for Download

Hundred Reasons and more for Download

Hundred Reasons, Opeth, Reuben, Billy Talent, Flyleaf, Backyard Babies, This Is Menace, Manic, Lauren Harris, and Voodoo Six are the latest acts confirmed for this year's Download festival...

Classic GNR to re-unite for Download?

Classic GNR to re-unite for Download?

Sensational reports are claiming that Axl Rose has offered his former bandmates squillions to reform for two British live dates and a DVD - and Slash has met to discuss the proposal, ending one 10 year feud - but provoking a new one with Scott Weiland!

Killing Joke and more for Download

Killing Joke and more for Download

Killing Joke, Fightstar, Secret Machines, Dragonforce, Alter Bridge, and Fishbone are among the latest acts added to this summer's Download lineup. Read on for many more...

Avenged Sevenfold for Download

Avenged Sevenfold for Download

Orange County metallers Avenged Sevenfold have been added to Download's lineup, joining headliners Tool, Metallica, and Guns 'N Roses, plus dozens more...

Alice In Chains and more for Download

Alice In Chains and more for Download

Alice In Chains, Sikth, The All-American Rejects, Alexisonfire, Bleeding Through, and Engerica are the latest acts confirmed for this year's Download festival, which organisers say is selling faster than any previous event...

Funeral For A Friend and more for Download

Funeral For A Friend and more for Download

Funeral For A Friend, God Forbid, Throwdown, Zebrahead, Protest The Hero, and Coheed & Cambria have all been confirmed for June's Download Festival, joining headliners G'N'R, Tool, Metallica and more...

Tool third headliner for Download

Tool third headliner for Download

Tool have been announced as the Friday headliner at this summer's Download festival, with a several more bands also confirmed including Cradle Of Filth, Aiden, Stone Sour, Bloodsimple, and more...

Guns N' Roses confirmed for Download

Guns N' Roses confirmed for Download

Guns N' Roses, one of the greatest rock bands of all time, have been confirmed to headline Download 2006 alongside Metallica, marking the festival's strongest line-up so far. Four more bands have also been added.

Korn and more for Download

Korn and more for Download

Korn, Deftones, and Clutch have been added to the lineup for this year's Download festival, joining headliners Metallica who were officially confirmed after letting it slip via their website last week.

Metallica and Deftones for Download

Metallica and Deftones for Download

Metallica have been officially confirmed to headline this year's Download Festival at Donington. According to their website, they will also appear at a new Irish spin-off event.

Download tickets on sale now

Download tickets on sale now

Tickets for this year's Download festival went on sale today and are available to buy here now. Trivium, The Prodigy and Bullet For My Valentine are all confirmed with many more on the way...

First three bands for Download

First three bands for Download

The Prodigy, Trivium, and Bullet For My Valentine are the first acts to be confirmed for this year's Download festival - and tickets are on sale here from Friday.

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