Date: 09 Jun 2006
- 11 Jun 2006
Venue: Donington Park, UK
(UK Festivals Awards)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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?
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
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
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, 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, 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 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, 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, 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 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
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
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.
Download Festival 2006 Discussion