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More bands added to virtual Download Festival & schedule revealed

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Download Festival organisers have added two more bands to the line-up for this weekend’s virtual extravaganza, Download TV.

Taking place on Download Festival’s YouTube channel this weekend only from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June 2020, Download TV is broadcast direct to your homes and gardens and features hours of music, special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage and much more.

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Joining the likes of KISS, Iron Maiden, System Of A Down, Deftones, Alter Bridge, The Darkness, Wayward Sons, Steel Panther and Volbeat are Scottish rock titans Biffy Clyro, who headlined Download Festival back in 2017 alongside the aforementioned SOAD.

Late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s previous band Grey Daze, who release the album ‘Amends’ in Chester’s honour later this summer, join the Friday daytime line-up.

Download revellers can subscribe to YouTube right here to see the exclusive content throughout the weekend, which, crucially, can only be watched at the time of broadcast. If you don’t tune in, you will miss out!

Download TV schedule:

Alongside the line-up additions, more details on the schedule for Download TV have been revealed.

All three days of Download TV are split into a day and evening schedule, with Kerrang! Radio DJ extraordinaire Sophie K guiding us through the daytime activities with Kylie Olsson taking the helm in the evening.

Things kicks off at midday on Friday 12th June with the veritable smorgasbord of activities including Doom Yoga, Trivia, KISS makeup tutorial with Gemma Stafford, Cookalong with vegan superstars BOSH, and a chance to flaunt your best hero outfits.

Bands appearing during the day include Dinosaur Pile-up, Black Futures, Theory, Of Mice & Men and Grey Daze, before the evening kicks off at 7pm with four hours of previous Download performances, exclusive interviews and a headline slot from KISS.

Saturday 13th June also starts at midday with RockFit getting your blood pumping with some fitness workouts, cook-along with Nat’s What I Reckon and cocktail making with Simon Wood.

Killswitch Engage, Stonebroken, Employed To Serve, Holding Absence, Higher Power, Amaranthe and Bury Tomorrow all appear on the daytime bill, and the evening will start at 7pm with amore exclusive content and previous performances, plus over an hour of Iron Maiden footage.

The closing day on Sunday 14th June begins bright and early at 11.30am with a Mind The Dog mindfulness session, then further trivia, a jam session with the talented Nandi Bushell, an insight into Download Festival France, Circus Of Horrors, guide to festival fashion with Amy Valentine, cookalong with Masterchef Simon Wood, mixology class with the one and only Rocktail Cocktail, and more artist fun with Wage War, Milk Teeth, Twin Temple, and Cemetery Sun.

Sunday’s evening segment starts earlier at 4.25pm and it will feature four hours of music and interviews including a headline performance from System of a Down.

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