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RockFit, Metal Movies, UK Air Guitar Championships and loads more entertainment announced

Downloders! We’ve brought you some seriously sick headline acts – Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool, totally awesome bands from across the globe and iconic WWE NXT UK superstars.

Now, we’re here to spill all of the jaw-dropping entertainment and activities coming to the arena and village at Download 2019, including RockFit, The Metal Movies, DO.OMYOGA, UK Air Guitar Championships and so much more.

RockFit

New for Download 2019 is the heavy metal exercise class you’ve all been waiting for, RockFit! Make sure you’re not that person who has to leave the Slipknot mosh after ‘Psychosocial’ by hitting up RockFit first.

At the class, you can work up a sweat to a killer soundtrack of non-stop heavy metal and rock anthems. It’s open to all ages and levels, so there’s no excuse not to raise your fists, turn up the volume and get RockFit. We’re looking at you, Gran.

DO.OMYOGA

For those of you who prefer your exercise a little more chill, we’re hyped to welcome back DO.OMYOGA to #DL2019! At DO.OMYOGA you can once again take a leap into the heavier world of wellness and fitness by learning the ancient Indian practice of Nada Yoga to a suitably dark soundtrack. The Download Dog’s already started practising his downward dog.

DO.OM Yoga

Love death-defying stunts, bohemian freaks, mechanical madness, Viking battles and a heavy dose of love, peace and air rock n roll? Well, you’re in luck as the SINDROME is back, fresh from its Download debut last year, for a host of entertainment. that takes a walk on the wild side.

UK Air Guitar Championships

It’s time to make air, not war once again as the UK Air Guitar Championships are returning to Download for a second year! Armed with nothing but fierce moves and slick riffs, you can compete once again in the SINDROME to be the UK’s ultimate 2019 Air Guitar Hero. If you’re crowned the winner of the competition you’ll go on to battle it out for the world title in Finland. Information about how to apply coming soon!

UK Air Guitar Championship

The Thunderdome

Get ready to say ‘I saw it first at Download’ as The Thunderdome is making its world premiere at #DL2019! Young Wall of Death stars, Luke and Kerri Fox, will defy death right before your eyes by performing bike stunts on a 9m mesh wall. If your jaw isn’t on the floor after this adrenaline-fueled stunt show you’re freakier than Die Antwoord.

Area 51

We all love Area 51 and their wandering Caravan of Lost Souls, so you’ll be psyched to hear they’ll be coming back for #DL2019. Their dark circus sideshow will be getting you hyped in the SINDROME as well as freaking you out all over Donington Park.

Caravan of Lost Souls

Demolition Download

It wouldn’t be Download without Demolition Download from Battle Heritage. The medieval fighters hailing from all across Europe will be leading the charge to Donington Park for a sixth year. Gather at the SINDROME to shout ‘sick!’ and ‘no way!’ as the fighters duel it out in this full contact sport to be crowned champions.

Fancy a go yourself? Once again you can try your hand at this most ancient of sports with the noble guidance of Battle Heritage Fighters at the Demotion Download workshop.

Battle Heritage

Old Sarum Tattoo

Wanna have a memory of Download that lasts a lifetime? Well, Old Sarum Tattoo are back for the sixth year to ink you with the Download Dog and many more sick designs. This year they’ve got even more artists and expanded their aftercare services again to make sure your tattoo heals great over the weekend.

 

Old Sarum Tattoo

Metal Movise

The entertainment in the Download Village has just been cranked up a notch as we’re hyped to reveal Download’s very first outdoor cinema, behold, Metal Movies! Nestled deep in the woods in the Metal Den, in the heart of the Village, you lay in a hammock and watch an awesome collection of Arthouse, classic, comedy and documentaries from dusk ’til dawn.

But, as the witching hour strikes the Metal Movies’ resident metal VJ Harry K will take to the decks to spin metal and rock classics into the early hours.

The World’s Greatest Wall Of Death

The Village wouldn’t be the village without The World’s Greatest Wall of Death! Get ready to feast your eyes on non-stop high-risk performances from total legends Luke and Kerri Fox and their team.

The Greatest Wall Of Death

Circus Of Horrors

Circus Of Horrors are back in the Doghouse with two new totally wild shows ‘Asylum’ and ‘Welcome To The Freak Show’. Hosted by ringmaster Dr Haze, you’ll bear witness to unbelievable sword swallowers, whirlwind acrobats, flaming limbo twisted contortion, blade walkers, fiery hula hooping divas and lots more. It’s so good, you’ll want to runaway with the circus after #DL2019.

Circus Of Horrors

Get psyched for all of this and our legendary headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool plus many more acts when Download 2019 returns to Donington Park on 14th-16th June! Weekend and day tickets on sale now.