12 June 2014

Legendary returns at Download Festival 2014


Exiting news for all metal fans! Now in its 12th year this weekend's Download Festival at Donington Park has brought many legends of rock and metal out of obscurity or one hiatus or another, and back on stage in front of their diehard fans. This year the legendary awesome mathcore  band SikTh  will reunite to perform at Download Festival 2014 and this time for real after six years of deafening silence.  Earlier this year the prog/tech-metallers  announced that there is a new album on the way. SikTh’s Dan Weller said about the comeback: "We've always said that one day we would get SikTh back together and do another show and [this] year just feels like the right time to stop the talking and do it. To be honest we really miss playing those songs. Our fans have been so loyal so it's time to give them something back. We played Download in 2003 and 2006 so it seemed the obvious place for us to make a return."  SikTh headline the Red Bull Studio stage on Saturday night, 21:55 - 22:40.

In another eagerly anticipated return to Donnington, The Wildhearts will perform at Download for the first time since 2008. The guitarist CJ added: “Well they just can't get rid of us. It's only 20 years since we first played Donington and in 2008 they turned the power off on us. Who knows what will happen this year...Bring it on!"  Wildhearts play the Zippo Encore Stage at 18:15 on Saturday evening, just before Twisted Sister and Status Quo!  Not content with just one performance, Ginger Wildheart headlines the Jagermeister Acoustic stage at 20:25 on the same night.

Phoenix Music is proud to have both bands as part of our diverse catalogue! Warm up for the weekend with some smashing guitar riffs from SikTh here. Listen to The Wildhearts here.

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January 30: Maurice Fulton @ Corsica Studios, London, UK
January 31: Mark E @ The Laundry, London, United Kingdom
February 07: GoGo Penguin @ Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, United Kingdom
February 27: Theo Parrish @ Connections Nightclub, Perth, Australia
February 28: Theo Parrish @ Revolt Melbourne Artspace, Melbourne, Australia
March 05: GoGo Penguin @ INDEPENDENT - SUNDERLAND, Sunderland, UK
March 06: GoGo Penguin @ The Electric Circus, Edinburgh, UK
March 06: Theo Parrish @ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, Australia
March 07: GoGo Penguin @ King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, UK
March 12: GoGo Penguin @ Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester, UK
March 13: GoGo Penguin @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath, Birmingham, UK
March 26: GoGo Penguin @ The Old Crown Courts, Bristol, UK
March 27: GoGo Penguin @ Union Chapel, London, UK
May 29: Theo Parrish @ 360 Degrees, Bird, Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 29: Theo Parrish @ Rotterdam, Netherlands
June 12: GoGo Penguin @ KOKO London, London, UK

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