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Here’s everything you need to know about Download TV

The one time only Download Festival event will stream exclusive footage, performances and more.

Despite the physical event being unable to go ahead as planned, Download Festival will be celebrating all things alternative with a weekend of exclusive footage, unseen performances, and interactive content from 12 – 14 June 2020 via their YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Across the long weekend, when the best and brightest from the world of rock would have usually descended on England’s Donington Park, Download TV will split its action into daytime and evening programmes, promising hours of live music and exclusive footage.

The one time only event can only be watched at the time of broadcast.

The virtual event will be headlined by the same bands originally set to top the bill on the festival’s main stage. Friday will welcome KISS, streaming standout moments from their 2015 set. Iron Maiden will headline on Saturday 13 June, bringing nostalgic performances, Legacy Of The Beast snippets, and promising something very special just for Download TV. System of a Down will round off the weekend as Download TV streams their performances from 2005, 2011, and 2017.

Across the weekend, fans will also get to witness the likes of Biffy Clyro, Deftones, Babymetal, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Creeper, The Offspring, Blues Pills, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Funeral For A Friend, Volbeat, The Darkness, Bowling For Soup in action, plus some very special guests.

During the day, Download TV will host interactive activities, from a cookalong with MasterChef‘s Simon Wood, vegan superstars BOSH, and Nat’s What I Recon straight from Australia.

There will also be live Q&As with artists, live lockdown performances, tutorials, mindfulness sessions, and even some content provided by Downloaders too.

Download TV is encouraging fans to go all out. Set up a festival in your garden, dress up, rock out, and take part. But remember to stay safe and follow social distancing guidelines at all times, of course.

Here are all the artists set to appear on Download TV from 12 – 14 June 2020.


Who will be appearing on Download TV?

Download TV will be headlined by KISS, Iron Maiden and System Of A Down. As well as a number of special guests, the line-up features:

  • KISS
  • Iron Maiden
  • System Of A Down
  • Alestorm
  • Alter Bridge
  • Babymetal
  • Baroness
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Black Futures
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Bowling For Soup
  • Bury Tomorrow
  • Bush
  • Cemetery Sun
  • Creeper
  • Deftones
  • Dinosaur Pile-Up
  • Disturbed
  • Employed To Serve
  • Fozzy
  • Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
  • Funeral For A Friend
  • Gojira
  • Grey Daze
  • Higher Power
  • Holding Absence
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Korn
  • Lacuna Coil
  • Loathe
  • Mastodon
  • Milk Teeth
  • Motionless In White
  • NXT UK
  • Periphery
  • Poppy
  • Powerwolf
  • Skillet
  • Steel Panther
  • Stone Broken
  • The Darkness
  • The Hara
  • The Offspring
  • The Pretty Wreckless
  • The Wildhearts
  • Theory
  • Those Damn Crows
  • Twin Temple
  • Volbeat
  • Wage War
  • Wayward Sons

When can I watch Download TV?

Download TV will take place from 12 – 14 June 2020.

Daytime activities start at 12:00 on Friday and Saturday, and at 11:30 on Sunday.

Evening performances begin at 19:00 on Friday and Saturday, and 16:25 on Sunday.


What is the Download TV line-up?

Friday 12 June 2020
From 12:00:

  • Doom Yoga
  • Trivia
  • KISS makeup tutorial with Gemma Stafford
  • Cookalong with vegan superstars BOSH
  • Best hero outfits
  • Dinosaur Pile-Up
  • Black Futures
  • Theorgy
  • Of Mice & Men
  • Grey Daze (world premiere from Chester Bennington’s previous band)
  • + more

From 19:00:

  • 4 hours of performances, interviews + more, headlined by KISS

Saturday 13 June 2020
From 12:00:

  • RockFit
  • Cookalong with Nat’s What I Reckon
  • Cocktail making with Simon Wood
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Stonebroken
  • Employed To Serve
  • Holding Absence
  • Higher Power
  • Amaranthe
  • Bury Tomorrow
  • + more

From 19:00:

  • Exclusive content and previous performances, headlined by Iron Maiden

Sunday 14 June 2020
From 11:30:

  • Mind The Dog mindfulness session
  • Trivia
  • Jam session with Nandi Bushell
  • Download Festival France
  • Circus Of Horrors
  • Festival fashion with Amy Valentine
  • Cookalong with Simon Wood
  • Mixology with Rocktail Cocktail
  • Wage War
  • Milk Teeth
  • Twin Temple
  • Cemetery Sun
  • + more

From 16:25:

  • Over four hours of footage, headlined by System Of A Down

Who is hosting Download TV?

Split into day and evening, host Sophie K will guide fans through the tailor made afternoon programme, with Kylie Olsson picking things up for the evening.


Is there a Download TV afterparty?

BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Dan P Carter will kick off immediately after DLTV onSunday 14 June 2020, airing interviews with Download acts from across the years, and more.


Where can I watch Download TV?

Watch Download TV from 12 – 14 June 2020 on YouTube.

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