Metallica enjoyed their secret gig in 2003 so much, they’re back and headlining Download 2004! Donington race-track will be teeming with all manner of rock kids and died-in-the-wool rockers to pay homage to some of the worlds top bands in a genre that really does take no prisoners when it comes to downright in-yer-face mayhem.

Virtual Festivalls have teamed up with Download to power the Dog and provide on-the-spot news and coverage of the event as it unfolds. We’ll be scrapping with the worst of them to get the best seats in the house to make sure that once the fest is over you won’t find any better reviews, photos, interviews and features anywhere on the web from Download 2004.