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Date: 13 Jun 2008 - 15 Jun 2008

Headliners: KISS, Lost Prophets, and The Offspring

Venue: Donington Park, UK

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Winner:Festival Rock Act (UK Festivals Awards2008)


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Shortlist announced for UK Festival Awards

Shortlist announced for UK Festival Awards

The shortlists for this month's UK Festival Awards have been announced and fans now have one week to make a difference in a second round of voting.

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UK Festival Awards - Vote Now!

UK Festival Awards - Vote Now!

Voting is now open for the UK Festival Awards 2008, giving you the definitive say on another amazing festival year.

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Kid Rock reveals reasons for Download no show

Kid Rock reveals reasons for Download no show

According to the Daily Star Kid Rock's last minute Download cancellation was due to a lack of facilities for his band, not illness as organisers had claimed.

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Lethal Bizzle claims racial abuse at Download

Lethal Bizzle claims racial abuse at Download

Lethal Bizzle claims to be have been targeted by racists at this year's Download festival.

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Lost Prophets tie up this year's Download

Lost Prophets tie up this year's Download

Lost Prophets brought Download festival to a spectacular close as they celebrated playing to their biggest ever crowd with strobes, explosions and flames.

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The Offspring close day two at Download

The Offspring close day two at Download

The Offspring brought the second day of Download to a close but it was down to Bullet For My Valentine and drum n bass outfit Pendulum to steal the show.

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Download 2008: Sunday Blog

Download 2008: Sunday Blog

Can we possibly handle any more rock? Of course we can! We'll be blogging live from Donington Racetrack until the festival rocks through the chequered flag...

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Lethal Bizzle at Download: 'I Did it!'

Lethal Bizzle at Download: 'I Did it!'

Despite a heaven-load of bottles, loo rolls and Muller Rices, Lethal Bizzle leaves the Download crowd chanting for more.

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Download 2008: Friday Blog

Download 2008: Friday Blog

Download returns with a myriad of metal monsters, plenty of rock royalty and even a brand new site. So don your black attire as we keep you up-to-date with the biggest rock event of the year...

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KISS open Download with a bang

KISS open Download with a bang

Spitting blood, pyrotechnics and flying band members make the opening night of Download one that few will forget in a hurry.

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Download 2008: Saturday Blog

Download 2008: Saturday Blog

With KISS' glam out of the way it's time to get back to the real rock acts. We'll be blogging every sweaty minute from Donington Racetrack - just jump in and enjoy the ride...

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Download director: 'Line-up was nothing to do with me'

Download director: 'Line-up was nothing to do with me'

Download festival's director, John Probyn, has asked the official website's users not to blame him for this year's line-up.

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This weekend's festival weather. Not great

This weekend's festival weather. Not great

This weekend sees the first major festivals of the year in Download and Isle Of Wight Festival. No surprises then that it's going to rain.

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KISS backstage at Download: 'We're like herpes'

KISS backstage at Download: 'We're like herpes'

KISS have likened themselves to herpes just hours before they're set to take the main stage at Download.

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Download Festival fans in record attempt

Download Festival fans in record attempt

Download fans will attempt to set a new world record this weekend for the most people wearing KISS make-up ever.

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Guest appearance helps complete Download bill

Guest appearance helps complete Download bill

Lacuna Coil's Christina Scabbia will join Apocalyptica on the main stage on the Sunday (15 June) of Download for a special performance of 'SOS (anything But Love)'.

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Lethal Bizzle for Download Festival

Lethal Bizzle for Download Festival

Lethal Bizzle has been confirmed as one of the latest editions for this year's Download Festival.

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New site layout for Download

New site layout for Download

Download is to move to nearby Donington Park this year in a move designed to improve the festival for fans.

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Saxon and more for Download

Saxon and more for Download

Saxon, Voodoo Six, The Galvatrons and Fighting With Wire are among the latest acts confirmed for Download.

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The Wildhearts and more for Download

The Wildhearts and more for Download

The Wildhearts, Kids In Glass, Black Tide, Kill Hannah and Rival Schools Houses are among the latest acts confirmed for Downlooad.

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Testament and more for Download Festival

Testament and more for Download Festival

Testament, Municipal Waste and Trigger The Bloodshed have all been confirmed for this year's Download Festival.

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Ash and more for Download Festival

Ash and more for Download Festival

Pendulum are among the six latest additions for this year's Download Festival which takes place at Donington Park, Castle Donington from 13-15 June.

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Chris Cornell cancels Download appearance

Chris Cornell cancels Download appearance

Chris Cornell has cancelled his Download Festival appearance as well as the rest of his European tour.

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Biffy Clyro and more for Download

Biffy Clyro and more for Download

Biffy Clyro, Bullet For My Valentine, Fightstar, Madina Lake and Seether are the latest acts confirmed for Download 2008.

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Kid Rock and more for Download

Kid Rock and more for Download

Kid Rock is set to make his UK festival debut at Download.

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More rock acts for Download

More rock acts for Download

Jimmy Eat World, Chris Cornell, Korn frontman Jonathon Davis, 36 Crazy Fists and Job For A Cowboy have been confirmed for Download 2008.

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More acts for Download Festival

More acts for Download Festival

Organisers have announced four more names for this year's Download Festival which takes place at Donington Park, Leicestershire 13-15 June.

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HOT TICKETS: Download 2008

HOT TICKETS: Download 2008

Tickets for Download 2008 went on sale this morning. Get yours now!

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Headliners confirmed for Download

Headliners confirmed for Download

Kiss, The Offspring and Lost Prophets have been confirmed as headliners for this year's Download.

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Judas Priest to play Download festival?

Judas Priest to play Download festival?

Judas Priest looks likely to be performing at this year's Download festival.

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