Download Festival

  1. Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Black Sabbath, Chili Peppers, Black Keys Headlining

    April 11, 2012 1:00 AM EDT The extra-colorful lineup for the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, led by the Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and a reunited Black Sabbath, was unveiled on Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). The annual C3 Presents-promoted fest will return to Chicago' ...

  2. AC/DC, Stones, Slash Win At Classic Rock Awards

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Classic Rock magazine held its annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse, with the big winners including AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin . The Nov. 10 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour event kicked off with a pe ...

  3. U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Swift Take Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica and Taylor Swift capped off huge touring years by taking home the major awards at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 4) at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Rush and Jack Johnson were also honore ...

  4. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, U2, AC/DC, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out in New York on Nov. 4. The awards - which honor artists, tours, venues, and li ...

  5. AC/DC To Headline U.K.'s Download Fest

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock act AC/DC is to headline this year's edition of U.K. metal/rock festival Download. Other acts confirmed for the three-day festival, which takes place at the Donington Park motor racing circuit June 11-13, include Them Crooked Vul ...

  6. Iron Maiden, Slipknot Honored At 'Golden Gods'

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metal stalwarts Iron Maiden have been given the title of 'Golden Gods' at the 2009 Metal Hammer Golden God awards. At a ceremony held last night (June 15) in London, the seventh annual Metal Hammer awards also named Iron Maiden best U.K. ...

  7. Download Fest Back On Stream

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. metal festival Download is to stream performances from its main stage live and free on its Web site during the weekend of June 12-14. The initiative was brought in during the 2007 festival by promoter Live Nation. The streamed bands that year ...

  8. Chris Cornell Added To Download Fest

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chris Cornell will make his solo artist debut at the U.K.'s Download Festival, having previously performed at the event with Audioslave. He is currently touring his "Scream" (Polydor) album, a more beats-driven set recorded with pro ...

  9. Oasis, Killers Headline V Fest

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Oasis and the Killers will headline the U.K. V Festival this summer. The event, sponsored by Virgin Media, is held in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire on August 22-23. Other acts on the bill include Razorlight, Snow Patrol, ...

  10. Alice In Chains Signs Up To Sonisphere

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST New touring rock festival Sonisphere has added Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold and Machine Head as exclusive additions to its line-up for Knebworth House in the U.K. in August. Sonisphere runs from June 20 to Aug. 2, hitting venues in Holland, ...

  11. Limp Bizkit Added To Download Line-Up

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Reformed rap-rock outfit Limp Bizkit has been added to the U.K. Download Festival bill, along with Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Trivium. Limp Bizkit, who announced they were reforming with their original line-up yesterday (Feb. 12), will be playing ...

  12. Slipknot Headlines Download Fest

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Slipknot has been confirmed as one of the headliners for the U.K.'s Download Festival at Donington Park, Derby with dance-rock crossover act the Prodigy, Korn and Mötley Crüe also booked to appear. The three-day rock festival will be held on ...

  13. Promoters Clash Over Rival Rock Fests

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The launch of a new global touring festival, Sonisphere, headlined by Metallica, has provoked a war of words between promoter Stuart Galbraith and his former employer Live Nation U.K., which operates the rival Download festival. Sonisphere was unv ...

  14. Ozzy, Def Leppard, Led Zeppelin Get Classic Rock Nods

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock veteran Alice Cooper revealed the nominations for the 2008 Classic Rock Roll of Honor in London earlier today. It was also announced that Ozzy Osbourne will be this year's recipient of the Living Legend award. Previous winners include Ji ...

  15. Galbraith On Board With Bloodstock

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British promoter and festival organizer Stuart Galbraith, founder of Kilimanjaro Live, has joined the board of the U.K.'s Bloodstock Open Air metal festival. Galbraith rose to the top of the game in Britain, where he has served as managing di ...

  16. Metal Fans Streamed To Download Festival Site

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The metal/rock Download festival held at Donnington Park in England June 8-10 generated almost a million unique visitors to its dedicated Web site, promoter Live Nation U.K. announced today (June 20). The event, headlined by My Chemical Romance (R ...

  17. Live Nation U.K. Drinks Up Tuborg Deal

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Concert-promotion giant Live Nation is drinking a toast to a new three-year deal, which makes Tuborg the "official beer of Live Nation" in the United Kingdom. The agreement is major coup for Tuborg, which is brewed by the Denmark-headqua ...

  18. Slayer, Manson Announce Co-Bill Dates

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Slayer and Marilyn Manson have revealed dates for a 25-city North American co-headline bill, starting July 25 at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., and wrapping Sept. 1 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio. Sout ...

  19. Download Fest Video Site Goes Live

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Concert promotion giant Live Nation today (Sept. 15) launched a new social-networking video site focusing on its annual U.K. Download Festival. Concert promotion giant Live Nation today (Sept. 15) launched a new social-networking video site focusi ...

  20. Download Fest Video Site Goes Live

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Concert promotion giant Live Nation today (Sept. 15) launched a new social-networking video site focusing on its annual U.K. Download Festival. Concert promotion giant Live Nation today (Sept. 15) launched a new social-networking video site focusi ...

  21. Korn's Davis Itching To Get Back On Stage

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Family Values tour to start July 27. Korn's Jonathan Davis is happy to be alive after a recent near-fatal bout with a blood infection, but he's also itching to get back on stage and do what he does best. "I feel good but I feel like ...

  22. Clear Channel To Produce Download Festival

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT UK version drew 150,000 in London this year. Clear Channel Entertainment will produce a U.S. version of its successful U.K. event, Download Festival. The first U.S. Download Festival is set for Oct. 8 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Ca ...

  23. CCE U.K. Bows Wireless Festival

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment is expanding its portfolio of European music festivals with the launch of the Wireless Festival. The event, organized by the company's U.K. division, is set for June 24, 25 Clear Channel Entertainment is expanding ...

  24. CCE U.K. Bows Wireless Festival

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment is expanding its portfolio of European music festivals with the launch of the Wireless Festival. The event, organized by the company's U.K. division, is set for June 24, 25 Clear Channel Entertainment is expanding ...

  25. The Hives To Play CCE's Download Fest

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has confirmed Swedish neo-garage band the Hives will perform at its second annual Download Festival. The rockers will play the opening day of the June 5-6 event, whic Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has confirme ...