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Download Festival 2005 (Castle Donington)

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I am reviewing (mainly) the Ozzfest day (Saturday 11th June) at this years download festival, but the whole festival will be mentioned. The Stages- Main stage- The main stage see's it 3rd show at download this year as class headliners Feeder, Black Sabbath and System Of A Down play this ... Read review

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Community Level 3Delboy2005

Delboy2005

Donnington Park/Racetrack - Sat. 11th June 2005 Review with images

AdvantagesHeadliners=Excellent Support=good,....

Disadvantages...bad and ugly! (better than last years though)

"...11th June) at this years download festival, but the whole festival will be mentioned. The Stages- Main stage- The main stage see's it 3rd show at download this year as class headliners Feeder, Black Sabbath and System Of A Down play this years 3-day event. The stage had the usual screens at either side for those who are at a smaller height than the rest of the crowd. The bands made the stage unique with their own stage design and personal touches!- ..." Read review
29.06.2005

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Community Level 2widdleAj

widdleAj

Download Festival, 2004,2005,2006 Review with images

Advantagesit really is the experience of a lifetime for everybody!

Disadvantagesthe cost, and the travel, and the queuing.

"I've been to download festival two years running now and although I can't go for the full trip this year im still hoping on going for on of the days maybe even two. For those of you who don't know what download festival is, well I assume everybody is aware of a what a festival is, but download plays mainly rock, metal and music from the alternative scene, but even if this isn't really your kind of thing there is plenty going on that everybody ..." Read review
07.03.2006

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Community Level 1harton

harton

download festival 2005

Advantagesa really great weekend. one of the best ive ever had in my life

Disadvantagesnone really

"...all i can say about download was IT WAS THE BEST EXPERIENCE IVE HAD IN MY LIFE. the bands, the atmosphere, the crowds, the people, everything was awesome, seriously the best and i wish i was back there now. firstly we saw queen adreena, who id never seen in my life but who actually turned out to be a good band overall, but then we moved over to the other stage to see one of the bands i had been dying to see, FOZZY, who had a massive ovation and loads ..." Read review
17.02.2006

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Community Level 1sables666

sables666

Wow Wow

Advantagesmany different Rock Bands Played

DisadvantagesSome artists clashed , but thats just my taste

"...this was only one day. The Download festival was over 3 days and what a line up. from Black Sabboth to HIM. , My favourite had to be the Lamb of god, and the worst, unfortunatly for me being a Guns N Roses fan ,was velvet Revolver. they had no stage presence. The Access to the different stages were well spaced out so not too much clashing of sound from each stages. There were allsorts of food available as well as drink. My personall recommendation ..." Read review
22.06.2005

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Excellent atmosphere at the campsite and festival site, excellent musical line-up and diversity
It's in France! (although could be an advantage, as its a festival and a holiday in one!) (*)
INDOOR SHOWERS AND TOILETS. ITS AT THE SEASIDE!!
Variable weather (*)
Easy to get to, and great for all metal fans of all ages.
Timings of bands often coincide with each other on the two stages. (*)
A great weekend, free events, attracts many big artists.
It may rain! (*)
So many varied top acts to see
too much choice sometimes, weather dependant (*)
Great Bands, Amazing Atmosphere, Day to Remember
Quite Expensive, You Cant Watch E-v-e-r-yone (*)
well organised
poor sound systems (*)
Amazing atmosphere, good variety of music
Presence of drugs, long toilet queues, expensive beer! (*)
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