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Skinny Lister interview – Download 2016

I spoke to Lorna Thomas from Skinny Lister about the band’s appearance at Download festival – probably the first time a folk band has played the festival, and their new album due for release later this year.  

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Lawnmower Deth interview – Download 2016

I interviewed the lunatics from Lawnmower Deth at Download festival not long after their performance on the third stage which saw them joined for three songs by Kim Wilde.  An interview with these guys is normally a bit chaotic, but when they’re on a massive high after that sort of …

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Marco Hietala, Nightwish interview – Download 2016

I spoke to Nightwish bassist, Marco Hietala briefly at Download festival not long before the band played the main stage. So, Nightwish are playing the main stage today at Download, just before the headliners, Iron Maiden – a good spot on the bill. It seems like it yes, we just …

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Download Festival 2016: Sunday 12th June

Battered, muddy, tired and weary, but the Download faithful are still up and about for the final day early. And guess what? Despite not being forecast until the evening, the rain starts before the bands. Joy of joys. That said, there’s a little group on the Dogtooth stage called The …

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Download Festival 2016 – Saturday 11th June

After yesterday, the sight of no rain and straw on the arena floor is much welcomed, and it’s definitely a more optimistic punter that takes their place in front of the Lemmy Stage. It certainly buoys Avatar (8) as well, who are going from strength to strength with every performance …

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Skillet Interview – Download Festival, 10/06/16

I spoke to John Cooper of Skillet at Download Festival this year about all manner of things from the band name to new record Unleashed to an insight into having a faith when immersed in a secular music world loaded with imagery of Satan…    

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