Download FESTIVAL: More Bands + Club Nights!

DOWNLOAD...DAY TICKETS TO GO ON SALE - MORE BANDS CONFIRMED - LINE-UP FOR EACH DAY AND STAGE REVEALED....

Chay Woodman

Date published: 26th Apr 2006

MASSIVE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL UPDATE!!!!

-DAY TICKETS TO GO ON SALE - MORE BANDS ARE CONFIRMED - LINE-UP FOR EACH DAY AND STAGE REVEALED-

The biggest event on the UK rock calendar – the Download festival – celebrates its fourth year in 2006 with the most outstanding line-up to date including headline performances from Tool, Metallica and Guns N’ Roses on 9, 10 and 11 June respectively.

With just 6 weeks remaining until Download 2006 finally arrives, individual day tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 3 May at 9:00am. These tickets are strictly limited and priced at £55 each, demand for these is sure to exceed availability.

With such an outstanding line-up, and impeccable reputation for quality, weekend tickets for this year’s festival have sold faster than ever before. Campsite spaces are only available with weekend tickets and the very last of these are now on sale with less than 6,000 campsite spaces still available. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Revealed exclusively today for the first time is the confirmed bill so far including which bands will play on each day and details of who will be playing which stage. Over 100 bands will play across these stages and the Snickers Bowl during the three live music days of the festival.

The main stage will be home to exclusive performances from the festival headliners – the compelling and awe-inspiring Tool, worldwide giants Metallica who celebrate their 20th year and one of the greatest bands of all time Guns N’ Roses.

As an official sponsor of the Download festival for the third year running, SNICKERS® return with some of the world’s leading lights in skate and BMX and a selection of up-and-coming new bands in the Snickers Bowl. This year, Snickers present for the first time the Get On With It Zone (details announced shortly) and once again host the Snickers stage headlined this year by The All-American Rejects, Alter Bridge and The Prodigy.

The Gibson/MySpace.com stage will this year be headlined by Ginger & The Sonic Circus, the legendary Killing Joke and announced today – Sick Of It All. MySpace and Gibson will be hosting the opportunity for one unsigned rock band to earn a slot on the stage as chosen by the MySpace Download Festival community on www.myspace.com/downloadfestival. For full details of all stages, please see below.

Continuing to make Download 2006 the best since its inaugural event in 2003, it has now been confirmed that In Flames will take to the main stage on Sunday 11 June, whilst on the same day Sick Of It All will headline the Gibson/MySpace.com stage joined by Moneen, Mendeed and Winterville. The Snickers stage will host performances from Devil Driver and Johnny Truant on Saturday 10 June and Atreyu on Friday 9 June, with the final addition, this week, being The Audition who will play the Gibson/MySpace.com stage on Friday 9 June.

"It's been a goal of ours to play Download for a very long time. We are super psyched to get back to the UK and rock and roll." Alex Varkatzas, Atreyu

Reconfirming their intimate association with the festival since its beginning, Kerrang! Magazine are once again media partners for Download 2006. This is a special year for the magazine, they celebrate their 25th Anniversary in June and the Download festival is an anchor to this incredible feat and testament to the longevity of their association with the best in rock.

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER OF DOWNLOAD 2006 – KERRANG! MAGAZINE

MAIN STAGE:

JUNE FRIDAY 9TH

TOOL

DEFTONES

FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND

COHEED & CAMBRIA

SOULFLY

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD

JUNE SATURDAY 10TH

METALLICA

KORN

TRIVIUM

AVENGED SEVENFOLD

STONE SOUR

ALICE IN CHAINS

ARCH ENEMY

BLOOD SIMPLE

JUNE SUNDAY 11TH

GUNS N’ ROSES

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

CRADLE OF FILTH

LACUNA COIL

IN FLAMES

36 CRAZYFISTS

DRAGONFORCE

HATEBREED

THE SNICKERS STAGE

JUNE FRIDAY 9TH

THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS

ATREYU

INME

CLUTCH

SEVENDUST

FISHBONE

DREDG

BLEEDING THROUGH

THROWDOWN

JUNE SATURDAY 10TH

ALTER BRIDGE

OPETH

WITHIN TEMPTATION

SECRET MACHINES

BILLY TALENT

DEVIL DRIVER

SIKTH

JOHNNY TRUANT

JUNE SUNDAY 11TH

THE PRODIGY

ALEXISONFIRE

EIGHTEEN VISIONS

HUNDRED REASONS

AIDEN

FIGHTSTAR

FROM FIRST TO LAST

SOILWORK

ZEBRAHEAD

GOD FORBID

GIBSON/ MYSPACE.COM

JUNE FRIDAY 9TH

GINGER & THE SONIC CIRCUS

BACKYARD BABIES

CATHEDRAL

ENGERICA

MY AWESOME COMPILATION

THE AUDITION

JUNE SATURDAY 10TH

KILLING JOKE

REUBEN

THIS IS MENACE

10 YEARS

FLYLEAF

MANIC

TO MY SURPRISE

EXIT TEN

STONEGARD

JUNE SUNDAY 11TH

SICKOFITALL

SKINDRED

MONEEN

BLINDSIDE

PROTEST THE HERO

MENDEED

LAUREN HARRIS

VOODOO SIX

BRING ME THE HORIZON

THE ZICO CHAIN

WINTERVILLE

OTHER ACTS CONFIRMED: EVERGREY, GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY

Also announced this week is a series of 13 official Download pre-festival Club Nights. The Download Festival has exclusively teamed up with specific clubs around the UK and at each night will offer one special prize of a pair of full weekend tickets to the festival including entrance to the guest’s hospitality area. Other prizes available will be T—shirts courtesy of Attitude Clothing and a range of CD’s, posters, stickers and badges provided by bands performing at this year’s event.

Dates are as follows:

APRIL:

Friday 28 LONDON Sin City @ Electric Ballroom (from 9pm)

Friday 28 LONDON Rock @ Mean Fiddler (from 11pm)

Friday 28 NEWCASTLE Legends (from 9pm)

Saturday 29 LIVERPOOL Krazy House (from 9pm)

Saturday 29 NOTTINGHAM Distortion @ Rock City (from 9pm)

Saturday 29 SHEFFIELD The Corporation (from 9:30pm)

Saturday 29 BIRMINGHAM Subculture @ The Academy (from 9pm)

Saturday 29 MANCHESTER Jillys (from 9pm)

Saturday 29 WOLVERHAMPTON Corrosion @ The Civic (from 9:30pm)

Sunday 30 NOTTINGHAM Distortion Jnr @ The Rig (from 7pm)

MAY

Friday 5 WOLVERHAMPTON Generation @ The Wulfrun (from 7pm)

Saturday 6 BIRMINGHAM Teen Culture @ The Academy (from 5pm)

Sunday 7 LONDON Subverse @ The Underworld (from 2pm)

Download 2006 continues its reputation as the ultimate all-round festival experience, offering an incomparable range of accommodation, 24hr on-site camping and entertainment, as well as a minimum of three stages and the SNICKERS® Bowl featuring around 100 bands across the weekend.

Tickets for this year’s three-day event are on sale now in a variety of packages, including, for the first time, lockers to secure your belongings:

TICKET PRICES:

Weekend Ticket - £115

Weekend Ticket + Camping + Parking - £135

Parking (in advance) - £5

Parking (on the day) - £10

Camper Vans - £35

Lockers - £5

Tickets are available from www.downloadfestival.co.uk or the credit card hotline 0870 400 0822. As the official website, www.downloadfestival.co.uk will contain all information about camping, accommodation and all the packages, as well as information on the transport facilities available. Camp-sites will open at midday on Wednesday 7 June through to Monday 12 June.

Get up-to-the-minute information and news by downloading the award-winning Download Dog at www.downloadfestival.co.uk/dog. Setting up home on your desktop and barking the latest news as soon as it happens, the Download Dog is an essential companion for any festival-goer.

‘EVENT OF THE YEAR’ – 2003 KERRANG! AWARDS

‘BEST THEMED FESTIVAL’ – 2004 UK FESTIVAL AWARDS

‘BEST LIVE GIG 2004’ – KERRANG! READERS

‘BEST OFFICIAL WEBSITE’ – 2005 UK FESTIVAL AWARDS

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