GWAR- October 24
Clutch October 25
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Download often finds itself cursed with the pitfalls of an English summer, and this year’s event is no different. Friday’s headliners Slipknot unleash their nine-man attack in front of an ocean of mud and amid frenzied downpours. Such is the strength of the band’s bond with the crowds at Donington, however, that no one seems to care about being drenched, and the expected giant circle pits and general air of cheerful violence erupt regardless. It’s the culmination of a perfectly pitched main-stage bill that first clicks into gear with Maryland’s turbo-blues legends Clutch, one of the few metal-friendly bands with the power to get scowling headbangers dancing. The wiry groove and cowbell overkill of DC Sound Attack is perhaps the most joyful moment of the entire festival, although both Five Finger Death Punch and the still mighty Judas Priest come close; the latter, in particular, sounding way more belligerent and vital than a bunch of weatherbeaten sexagenarians should.
NEW UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED:
Tickets for ALL Clutch UK/EU dates are on sale now to the general public.
Go to Facebook.com/Clutchband and click on Bandsintown/ tour dates tab for all show info and all online ticket purchase links.