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From Wednesday 29 June 2022

Download Festival 2022 – Friday

LIVE: Download Festival 2022 – Friday

It’s been three long years since we’ve been able to grace Download Festival at its full capacity, and we are delighted to finally have it back in 2022. All four stages, countless amazing bands, beautiful sunshine and tens of thousands of eager, smiley, energetic and ever-so-slightly drunk rock

Friday 08 October 2021

Skindred, Raging Speedhorn, Death Blooms @ O2 Academy, Leeds

LIVE: Skindred @ The Roundhouse, London

As the lights dropped and the oh so familiar riff of AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ began, the energy palpably shifted. With each guttural shout of “thunder” from the crowd, the sense of anticipation and excitement grew. Finally strolling onto stage to a typically atypical remix of the ‘Imperial March’

Friday 24 September 2021

LIVE: Slam Dunk Festival 2021

For the longest time, it felt like the chances of us standing on the beautiful green grass of Temple Newsam and Hatfield House were slim to none – in 2021, at least. And yet, against all odds and through one of the most challenging possible years to pull off

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Bloodstock 2021 – Friday

LIVE: Bloodstock 2021 – Friday

Raise your viking drinking horns to the sky and rejoice, Bloodstock is back! After two long years, the UK’s number one extreme music festival has returned to Catton Hall to celebrate its twentieth anniversary. Punktastic couldn’t be happier to see them back in action either and neither can the

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Bloodstock 2021 Festival Preview

If you’re an avid metalhead and you wish that you could be somewhere for days on end cramming as much glorious heaviness into your ears as possible, then you need look no further than Bloodstock Festival – the UK’s biggest home to pure metal mayhem. With an insanely

Wednesday 07 July 2021

LIVE: Download Festival Pilot 2021 – Sunday

It’s been a long, long time since Punktastic have been able to cover live music as we’ve always known it, and to be able to dive back in at the one and only Download Festival is more than we could ever have hoped for. The crowd was smaller, as

Wednesday 17 July 2019

LIVE: Download Festival 2019 – Saturday

There may be plenty of alternative music festivals all across the globe these days, but Download Festival will forever hold a special place in the hearts of metalheads everywhere – and its reputation as one of the biggest and best events for rock and metal has been well earned