This was the festival that began life as the Richmond Jazz Festival in 1960, morphed into the Jazz and Blues Festival in 1963 and had in 1964 played host to The Rolling...
Few players have infused rock music with the potent mixture of classical and blues influences that Lord did.
The rock of Deep Purple, drummer and co-founder Ian Paice, was born in Nottingham, England on 29 June 1948.
The renowned guitarist played with both Def Leppard and The Last In Line at this year's Download.
Tesla's Frank Hannon said, “It’s obvious when you see this festival crowd that people appreciate [Download] and love it.”
Discussing the band's upcoming 12th studio record, the guitarist says they already have a “bunch of songs” in the bag.
From the hardest rock bands to the pop savants, the best power ballads transcend time and genre to pull at your heartstrings.
The band will release the 'Flesh & Blood' album on 10 May via Frontiers Music, and their 2019 world tour is now under way.
A seminal part of the history of rhythm and blues music, Bland was born in a tiny community in Shelby County, Tennessee on 27 January 1930.
McKenna also played with Michael Schenker, Ian Gillan and Gary Moore and was much-loved by the young Def Leppard.
The song was a bonus track on their last studio release, 2015's 'The Purple Album.'
They will be joined on the Prog In The Park stage by Polish outfit Riverside and Pain Of Salvation, with further artists to be announced.
The news comes hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that Foreigner will headline the festival's main stage.
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Whitesnake and Rob Zombie also feature on what is already shaping up to be a legendary bill.
This annual Kent-based bash is fast becoming a mandatory pilgrimage for discerning rock fans of all persuasions.