FEATURE: Your guide to Download Festival warm-up shows!

There are around 150 bands playing this year’s Download Festival across June 13-15, and a fair few of those bands are playing shows around these dates. Not all of them are warm-up shows, but they’ll still get you in the mood for the carnage that the weekend ahead of you will hold. Get yourself in the mood by toddling along to one of these dates in your area:

MONDAY – JUNE 9TH

RIVAL SONS
Location: Scala, London
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 18:00, Zippo Encore stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425703887686972

NICK OLIVERI
Location: Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Festival appearance: Sunday 15 June @ 20:25, Jagermeister stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410488989208303

TUESDAY – JUNE 10TH

WHILE SHE SLEEPS + MALEVOLENCE
Location: Yardbirds, Grimsby
Festival appearance: Saturday 14 June @ 13:55, Main stage / Saturday 14 June @ 19:55, Red Bull stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1508250416060274

RIVAL SONS
Location: Academy 2, Birmingham
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 18:00, Zippo Encore stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/282731818559685

DAN REED NETWORK
Location: O2 Academy Islington, London
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 22:15, Red Bull stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/236984213154390

NICK OLIVERI
Location: The Greystones, Sheffield
Festival appearance: Sunday 15 June @ 20:25, Jagermeister stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/220835681441916

WEDNESDAY – JUNE 11TH

RED DRAGON CARTEL
Location: O2 Academy 2, Newcastle
Festival appearance: Sunday 15 June @ 11:00, Main stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/753069711384537

PRESS TO MECO + FIZZY BLOOD
Location: Barfly, London
Festival appearance: Saturday 14 June @ 11:00, Zippo Encore stage / Sunday 15 June @ 16:00, Jagermeister stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1416923855248526

DAN REED NETWORK
Location: O2 ABC2, Glasgow
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 22:15, Red Bull stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/481424961958542

POLAR. + BABY GODZILLA + ZOAX
Location: The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
Festival appearance: Sunday 15 June @ 19:55, Red Bull stage / Friday 13 June @ 19:40, Red Bull stage / Saturday 14 June @ 12:25, Pepsi Max stage
Facebook event link: https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/p180x540/1507687_10152407707933468_4266481256499830306_n.jpg

NEW POLITICS
Location: The Old Blue Last, London
Festival appearance: Saturday 14 June @ 18:05, Red Bull stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/504854632954171

BLOODY HAMMERS
Location: The Moon Club, Cardiff
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 14:40, Red Bull stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/295495520606010

NICK OLIVERI
Location: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Festival appearance: Sunday 15 June @ 20:25, Jagermeister stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/664675863595394

THURSDAY – JUNE 12TH

RIVAL SONS
Location: Gorilla, Manchester (also in-store HMV @ 18:00)
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 18:00, Zippo Encore stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/444856188951026

FLOGGING MOLLY
Location: Sub89, Reading
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 19:05, Zippo Encore stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/715535871798244

TESLA + TOBY JEPSON
Location: O2 Academy Islington, London
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 13:50, Zippo Encore stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/428776123933202

AVATAR
Location: Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast
Festival appearance: Sunday 15 June @ 11:00, Zippo Encore stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/238010666385560

ANATHEMA (Acoustic)
Location: The Assembly, Leamington Spa
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 19:55, Pepsi Max stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/601135346640045

QUICKSAND + LYGER
Location: Electric Ballroom, London
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 17:05, Pepsi Max stage / Friday 13 June @ 18:00, Red Bull sstage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/226704494197882

TYKETTO + BAD TOUCH
Location: Corn Exchange, Ipswich
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 21:20, Red Bull stage / Friday 13 June @ 13:50, Red Bull stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/241032039421056

GOLDRAY
Location: The Musician, Leicester
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 13:00, Red Bull stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/511458455625781

NICK OLIVERI
Location: East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
Festival appearance: Sunday 15 June @ 20:25, Jagermeister stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1376148962668675

FRIDAY – JUNE 13TH

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE + BURY TOMORROW
Location: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Festival appearance: Saturday 14 June @ 16:10, Main stage / Saturday 14 June @ 12:50, Main stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/432325980244144

RICHIE SAMBORA
Location: O2 Academy Islington, London
Festival appearance: Sunday 15 June @ 13:50, Main stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442940125949463

THE WILDHEARTS
Location: Studio 24, Edinburgh
Festival appearance: Saturday 14 June @ 18:15, Zippo Encore stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591684211056623

NICK OLIVERI
Location: The Live Rooms, Chester
Festival appearance: Sunday 15 June @ 20:25, Jagermeister stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/648442488559680

SATURDAY – JUNE 14TH

RADKEY
Location: Bedford Esquires
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 15:25, Pepsi Max stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/495866133853287

NICK OLIVERI
Location: The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
Festival appearance: Sunday 15 June @ 20:25, Jagermeister stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406773146248306

SUNDAY – JUNE 15TH

ANATHEMA (Acoustic)
Location: Gloucester Cathedral
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 19:55, Pepsi Max stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/850241118335582

MONDAY – JUNE 16TH

RIVAL SONS
Location: Liquid Room, Edinburgh
Festival appearance: Friday 13 June @ 18:00, Zippo Encore stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1465453330353678

THY ART IS MURDER + MARTYR DEFILED
Location: The Astor Theatre, Deal (Kent)
Festival appearance: Sunday 15 June @ 13:15, Pepsi Max stage / Saturday 14 June @ 18:55, Red Bull stage
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/293551994154565

Not on the list? Contact martin.savage@deadpress.co.uk

Written by MG Savage (@MGsavagewriter)