Virtual Download Festival 6/3/20

System Of A Down, Iron Maiden and Kiss will headline the virtual Download TV festival, which will stream on YouTube and social media from June 12th through the 14th.

All three bands were set to headline this year’s Download Festival, the massive U.K. heavy music event that was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The virtual fest promises footage from prior Download appearances, socially distant performances, interviews, and exclusive content from the bands that were initially slated for this year’s lineup.

Kiss will “headline” Friday’s programming, with replays of its 2015 Download set. Saturday night belongs to Maiden, featuring vintage performances, clips from its most recent tour and exclusive content for Download TV. System Of A Down will close out the festivities on Sunday with clips from its Download sets in 2005, 2011, and 2017.

Other notable acts that will be featured across the weekend include Deftones, Korn, Babymetal, Baroness, Mastodon, Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, The Offspring, Volbeat and many more.

Download TV will also air interactive content, such as celebrity “cookalongs,” artist Q&As, tutorial sessions, as well as user created content from Download attendees.

Story source: Consequence Of Sound

TL; DR:

  • System Of A Down, Iron Maiden and Kiss will headline the virtual Download TV festival, which will stream on YouTube and social media from June 12th through the 14th.
  • All three bands were set to headline this year’s Download Festival, the massive U.K. heavy music event that was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The virtual fest promises footage from prior Download appearances, socially distant performances, interviews, and exclusive content from the bands that were initially slated for this year’s lineup.