With Download 2022 in the history books and a resounding success, the rumour mill and requests from noticeboards and forums will be hot with who could top the bill next year.
Dominic has written about music for several years for various outlets including Louder Than War magazine, The Sludgelord, Manchester Evening News and Cultural Bulletin.
Download Festival makes its full return after 2021’s Pilot event with a stacked bill that featured the biggest and best in hard rock and metal.
Steve Vai returns to the live stage after more than three years away in support of his new album, Inviolate.
J. Chambers brings Escape The Kingdom and more to the live stage with an impressive full band performance.
Liam Gallagher returns home to further grow the champions vibe in the blue half of Manchester before two huge nights at Knebworth.
Maz O’Connor returns with her eagerly awaited follow up to 2019’s impressive Chosen Daughter.
Malevolence return to take 2022 by the scruff of the neck with their third long player; Malicious Intent.
Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets finally make it to Manchester after years of COVID postponements put the show on hold. Was it worth the wait?
Download Festival returns with another stacked and varied rock/metal bill for three of the finest days of the summer.
The War On Drugs bring their latest show to Leeds in support of their latest record: I Don’t Live Here Anymore.
Electronic Pioneer Wolfgang Flür delivers a new opus with an array of special guests from the world of music.
Ghost aka Papa Emeritus IV and his Nameless Ghouls, descend on Manchester to deliver another demonic ritual.
Jeff Wayne returns with War Of The Worlds – the classic story of men from Mars; this time with a more prophetic slant.
Wardruna finally get on the road with the brilliant Jo Quail in support. We witness an impeccable and moving show in Manchester.
Arð is the new solo project from Winterfylleth’s Mark Deeks. Take Up My Bones is the epic debut album.