2016’s UK festival scene is awash with the world’s finest talent but rooting through the inexhaustible list of bands worthy of your time can be….exhausting. Well, rest easy. While this list in no way discounts the endless array of talent on display, Worship Metal has selected the festival performances this summer that are just that little bit special and are worthy of your time.
Scotland, England and Wales has all your festival needs covered….you’d be a fool to miss ’em!
Download – Donnington Park, England – 10th to 12th June 2016
Download’s Saturday main stage will be home to the best of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s when Sabbath, Megadeth & Deftones appear on 11th June at the UK’s largest metal festival.
Deftones have been one of metal’s most unique proportions for over 2 decades now and have long since ditched their ill-fitting nu-metal tag via fearless excursions into progressive and often ambient soundscapes. Still able to riff and scream up a storm, the likes of perennial favourites “Engine No. 9” and “My Own Summer Shove It” will nestle nicely next to the more introspective “Change (In The House Of Flies)” and “Prayers/Triangles”….a transcendent experience awaits.
Megadeth returned to blistering form with this years modern thrash opus Dystopia, garnering their finest reviews since the halcyon days of the world-conquering Rust In Peace and Countdown To Extinction. There could be no better time to witness the precision carnage conjured by Dave Mustaine, Dave Ellefson and co. than right now and these giants of 80’s thrash are guaranteed to be a Download highlight.
This is it. Your last chance. The creators of heavy metal are laying their legacy to rest. Black Sabbath epitomise heavy metal from its humble beginnings in the late 60’s/early 70’s through to the diverse, multi-tentacled behemoth we know and love today and their headlining set is a chance to once more worship at the altar of the creators of the art. Honour the gods!
Metal in the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s….represented in the finest possible way.