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Three-year-old Jake enjoys an alternative Download Festival experience

Three-year-old Jake enjoys an alternative Download Festival experience

When three-year-old rock fan Jake Bickerstaff was disappointed he was too young to go to Download Festival this year his family decided to throw their own Download Festival in the back garden - check out the results.

Skindred: 'Supporting England in Brazil is like voting Lib Dems'

Skindred: 'Supporting England in Brazil is like voting Lib Dems'

Virtual Festivals found Skindred's Benji Webbe and Arya Goggin in a playful mood ahead of their fifth Download Festival appearance.

Download Festival 2014 review
Linkin Park at Download Festival 2014 review
Download Festival 2014 - Day Two round-up

Download Festival 2014 - Day Two round-up

Highlights from the second day of live music and hardcore entertainment at Donington.

Download Festival 2014 - Day One round-up

Download Festival 2014 - Day One round-up

Avenged Sevenfold and The Offspring are soon to be gracing Donington with their presence; but first, take a look at everything that's happened so far, alongside gossip and other happenings planned for the rest of the weekend.

Avenged Sevenfold at Download Festival 2014 review
Download Festival announce 2014 stage times

Download Festival announce 2014 stage times

Organisers of Download Festival have announced the full set times for all five stages at the Donington event.

Weather Watch: Download and Isle of Wight Festival 2014

Weather Watch: Download and Isle of Wight Festival 2014

Virtual Festivals brings you a weather forecast for the three big music festivals this weekend. Warning: Bring your suncream!

Download Festival 2014 preview: monster mash

Download Festival 2014 preview: monster mash

Download prides itself on a hellish line up of explosive brimstone and thunderous riffery. Here is a pick of some of the bands most likely to spawn an army of fans laying waste to the rest of the Donington Park.

Win your chance to play Download Festival 2014

Win your chance to play Download Festival 2014

A call for unsigned bands has gone out with the opportunity to join Aerosmith and Linkin Park at one of the biggest festivals in the world as Red Bull Studios Live returns to Download Festival this summer.

Skindred, more for Download Festival 2014

Skindred, more for Download Festival 2014

Killswitch Engage, Skindred, Seether, The Used and The Pretty Reckless have all been newly added to the Download Festival 2014 line-up.

Opeth, more announced for Download Festival 2014

Opeth, more announced for Download Festival 2014

Bowling for Soup, Opeth and Flogging Molly are just three of the fifteen new acts added to the Download Festival 2014 line-up by organisers.

SikTh and more acts announced for Download Festival 2014

SikTh and more acts announced for Download Festival 2014

Volbeat, SikTh, Suicide Silence and The Dillinger Escape Plan are just four of a new wave of acts confirmed for Download Festival 2014 this morning.

The Offspring, more for Download Festival 2014

The Offspring, more for Download Festival 2014

The Offspring, Status Quo, Trivium and In Flames are just four of the 11 new acts announced for Download Festival 2014.

Aerosmith to close Download Festival 2014

Aerosmith to close Download Festival 2014

Download Festival have revealed their final headliner for 2014 today as Aerosmith join Linkin Park and Avenged Sevenfold atop the bill at Donington Park.

Dying Fetus confirmed for Download Festival 2014

Dying Fetus confirmed for Download Festival 2014

Download Festival fans have had their wishes come true as a social media campaign has played its part in the booking of Dying Fetus.

Linkin Park to headline Download Festival 2014

Linkin Park to headline Download Festival 2014

Linkin Park will play their debut album 'Hybrid Theory' in full as part of their headline set at Download Festival 2014.

Avenged Sevenfold to headline Download Festival 2014

Avenged Sevenfold to headline Download Festival 2014

Avenged Sevenfold and Rob Zombie are the first two acts to be confirmed for Download Festival 2014 at Donington Park.

Download Festival organiser: 'I'd love to book Zeppelin'

Download Festival organiser: 'I'd love to book Zeppelin'

Chief Download Festival curator, Andy Copping, revealed in an interview from Download Festival 2013 three acts he'd love to see playing the festival in the future.

Download Festival 2014 tickets to go on sale Friday June 21

Download Festival 2014 tickets to go on sale Friday June 21

Download Festival draws to a close tonight and organisers have already announced the first details for its return in 2014.

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