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This year’s Download Festival might become a ‘Virtual Festival’

Posted by on April 16, 2020

This year’s Download Festival was cancelled back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic but now according to the BBC, the U.K’s festival might become a “virtual festival.” The promoters then launched Download TV, a three-day virtual festival that will take place on June 12-14th, 2020. A statement has now been released and confirms that unreleased performances, exclusive interviews, and interactive content will cover the virtual festival.

“We’ll have three daily shows with a mix of music, special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage, interactive content and loads more. The shows will be broadcast across the Friday, Saturday and Sunday — recreating the best weekend of the summer in the safety and comfort of your own home!

“The full line up is still to be announced, but we’ll be showcasing some of the incredible acts that were due to play Download 2020.

“Of course, we want you lot to be as involved as ever! Put your tents and flags up in your garden, send us pics of previous years, air guitar to your fave bands — this weekend is about YOU, the fans, and celebrating the Download community.

“That said, Download Dog reminds you to stay safe, stay home and save lives. Practice safe social distancing and make sure you’re only hosting tent parties with members of your own household — but we encourage you to rock out over video chat with your festival pals!”

The virtual festival will be streamed across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. You can find more information here.

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