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Download Festival Round Up – Saturday 9th June 2018

Review by Claire Frays and Dean Pedley.

Download Festival Round Up – Friday 8th June 2018

Words and Images by Claire Frays Avenged Sevenfold And More….

Download Festival Interview – Toby Jepson of Wayward Sons

Releasing their debut album, Ghosts of Yet to Come, in 2017 on the Frontiers label, Wayward Sons have already built a strong reputation as a great band to see live. This was more than apparent at Download last weekend when the Midlands Rocks team just about managed to squeeze into the packed out Dogtooth Stage. […]

Download Festival Interview – Von Hertzen Brothers

After a brief hiatus Finnish rockers Von Hertzen Brothers returned late in 2017 with seventh album War Is Over which opens with the stunning twelve minute title track. On the road across Europe this summer and throughout the rest of the year, Midlands Rocks Dean Pedley caught up with the band just after their early […]

Thunder @ Download Festival – Saturday 9th June 2018

Fast approaching thirty years since their memorable performance at Monsters of Rock, Thunder remain the perfect band for a mid-afternoon festival slot when the crowd really needs a shot of energy and enthusiasm to carry them through into the evening. And so it proved to be at Download 2018 this past weekend with Danny Bowes, […]