Download Festival 2015

Download Festival 2015

June 12, 2015 - June 14, 2015
June 12, 2015 - June 14, 2015
Castle Donington
Castle Donington


Download Festival is a British rock festival, held annually at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, since 2003. It is the most popular British summer rock and heavy metal festival and has hosted some of the biggest names in rock and metal including Saxon, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Rammstein, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Muse, Motörhead, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Kiss, Judas Priest, Status Quo, Motley Crue, Journey, ZZ Top, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, and Guns N' Roses. One innovation at the 2015 festival was the massive technological surveillance by police in conjunction with festival organizers Live Nation UK. RFID wristbands and facial recognition technology was used to compare visual scans of attendees against a European criminal database.[1]

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Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The band was founded in September 1995 by percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray. After several lineup changes in its early years, the band settled on nine members for more than a decade: Corey Taylor, Mick Thomson, Jim Root, Paul Gray, Craig Jones, Sid Wilson, Shawn Crahan, Chris Fehn and Joey Jordison. Gray died on May 24, 2010, and was replaced from 2011–14 by former guitarist Donnie Steele. Jordison left the band on December 12, 2013. Steele left during the recording sessions for .5: The Gray Chapter because he wanted to focus on his marriage. The band is now touring with replacement musicians Alessandro Venturella on bass and Jay Weinberg on drums. After the departure of Jordison, as of December 2015 the only founding member in the current lineup is percussionist Shawn Crahan; the other remaining members of Slipknot have been members since the release of the band's 1999 eponymous debut.

Slipknot is well known for its attention-grabbing image, aggressive style of music, and energetic and chaotic live shows.[2][3] The band rapidly rose to success following the release of their eponymous debut album in 1999. The 2001 follow-up album, Iowa, made the band more popular. After a brief hiatus, Slipknot returned in 2004 with Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), before going on another hiatus and returning in 2008 with its fourth album, All Hope Is Gone, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. After another long hiatus, Slipknot released its fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter, in 2014. The band has released a live album titled 9.0: Live, a compilation album titled Antennas to Hell, and four live DVDs. In 2015, Slipknot headlined the Download Festival in the UK for the third time.

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Donington Park
Donington Park is a motorsport circuit located near Castle Donington in Leicestershire, England. Originally part of the Donington Hall estate, it was created as a racing circuit during the pre-war period when the German Silver Arrows were battling for the European Championship. Used as a military vehicle storage depot during World War II, it fell into disrepair until bought by local construction entrepreneur Tom Wheatcroft.


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News Articles5

Download Festival 2015: Sealed With a Kiss
Huffington Post UK  –  June 23, 2015
Whether you were bothered about it being cashless, clashless, painless or pantsless, nothing is left from Download 2015 now but memories and bruises. Let's look at some of the highlights and exclusive pictures. Now those of you who have been here before ...
Download Festival 2015: top 10 unmissable acts
Daily Telegraph  –  June 12, 2015
Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Korn and Metallica. They've all played at Download, Britain's home of heavy metal. The descendant of the Monsters of Rock festival (1980-1996), Download has been attracting throngs of rock and metal fans to Donington Park in ...
Win tickets to Download Festival 2015
Gigwise  –  May 29, 2015
Donington is undoubtedly the home of hard rock - playing host to pretty much every and any rock legend you can think of: from Iron Maiden to Black Sabbath and beyond. This June, Download storms back with the epic line-up of Muse, Slipknot, Kiss, Marilyn ...
Download Festival resolves gnarly digital wallet issue after a long, hairy day
The Inquirer  –  June 11, 2015
Huge queues formed as a Motley Crue try to get their account to sync to their dog-tag before they Slash something. #DL2015 @DownloadFest in the queue to get my dog tag sorted for a second time in two days. #fuming — ellie ...
Let's hope they don't get lost in the mud! Hard rock Download festival is first to abandon cash as it forces music fans to carry virtual money on plastic 'dog tags'
Daily Mail  –  May 9, 2015
Can't wait for my Dog Tag! #DL2015 Attendees can top up their wristbands online before or during the event using the Download website, with any remaining balance refunded after the event. There will be balance check points across the site so people can ...

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