Download Festival: Friday so far



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10:00 - We've just arrived on site, and we've just seen a rocker passed out on the grass already. The Download spirit is clearing taking its toll on some people.

12:00 - In a bizarre turn of events, the sun is out!

13:00 - We're fully press passed up and ready for some rawwwwk. Or rock. If you want to be grammatically correct.

13:30: We've just spotted the Main Stage. And an equally massive stage next to it. Yes, AC/DC really have brought their own stage with them!

15:00 Unearth have got things off to an absolutely blistering start on the Main Stage Heavy. As. Hell.

16:30 - The Red Bull tent is absolutely rammed for Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. It's a great set from the Foo's man. He's got the whole drumming and singing art down to a tee. Check our Twitter for some awesome shots (you can even see Dave Grohl's head in one of them).

17:15 - Killswitch Engage are rippin' it up on the Main Stage. A great last-minute addition to the line-up.

18:00 - Simply, it's time for Grohl. We're off to get a prime spot for Them Crooked Vultures. Keep checking our Twitter page for all of the latest updates and news!

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).