Download Festival reveals Rockfit and return of DO.OMYOGA
Download Festival has today announced a plethora of extracurricular and extra spectacular rock n' roll activities and entertainment for fans in The Download Village. Alongside the world's biggest rock bands; including headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool and the high-flying WWE NXT UK, fans will be able to enjoy a stunning array of unique performances, experientials, stalls, food, drink and more at the three-day extravaganza. Day tickets for the festival have also now been released and are on sale from £79.50 + booking fees from the official site.
For those looking to get revved up in moshing shape, Download is proud to welcome heavy metal exercise class RockFit to make its festival debut. The classes will see fans throwing shapes and working out to an energising soundtrack featuring AC/DC, Guns N' Roses and Metallica as well as acts from the bill like Slipknot, Def Leppard, Slash and Rob Zombie. The classes are suitable and adaptable for everyone and fans are invited to take part.
DO.OMYOGA is back after an incredibly successful first outing, where fans can perfect their asanas, practice their downward facing Download Dog, and reconnect themselves through the ancient Indian practice of Nada Yoga where music and sound become one. Welcoming all to taking a leap into the heavier world of wellness and fitness in a slow vinyasa based practice, set to a selection of dark, 'vibrational' end of the music spectrum, along with up to 250 other Metal Yoga enthusiasts, experts and curious beginners alike.
The Sindrome Arena wil be back this year playing host to a programme of death-defying stunts, bohemian freaks, mechanical madness, Viking battles and a heavy dose of love, peace and air rock n' roll. Fan favorite Area 51 and their wandering Caravan of Souls are back with their dark circus sideshow and human curiosities to hype the crowds. In an official world premiere The Thunderdome comes to Download festival, where young wall of death stars Luke and Kerri Fox defy death right before our eyes on a 9m mesh wall in their brand spanking new adrenaline fuelled stunt show.
The hugely popular 'Demolition Download' from Battle Heritage are making the charge back to Donington for a sixth year where medieval fighters from all over Europe will gather to take each other on in battle to be crowned champions in this full force, full contact sport. By popular audience demand, festival goers will be able to try their hand at this most ancient of sports at the workshops held across the festival..
Fans are invited to make air, not war as the UK Air Guitar Championships makes its grand return to Download. Fans are invited exclusively to enter into this internationally recognized competition and to gain the chance of becoming the UK's ultimate 2019 Air Guitar Hero and a shot at the world title in Finland. Dr. Haze the undead ringmaster of The Circus of Horrors hosts the competition and at the end of each heat, performers from the Circus of Horrors will hit the Sindrome Stage.
The beloved Doghouse features a stacked bill including fan favorites Circus of Horrors who are back with two new shows 'Asylum' and 'Welcome To The Freak Show'. Each featuring an amazing amalgamation of bizzare, fantastic circus acts and the darkest of magic. Expect unbelievable sword swallowers, whirlwind acrobats, flaming limbo twisted contortion, blade walkers, fiery hula hooping divas and lots, lots more in this roller coaster of a show, hosted by undead ringmaster Dr Haze.
Deep in the woods in the heart of The Village, The Metal Den can be discovered, where revellers can lay in hammocks and savour Downloads very first Outdoor Cinema The Metal Screen and its hand curated selection of films. From noon until midnight each day an awesome collection of arthouse, classic, comedy and documentaries will be screened. After hours Harry K will be spinning some tunes into the wee small hours. Old Sarum Tattoos will also be on hand to fulfil any inking needs you may have.
Tickets for Download Festival are available from the official site.