Download Festival launches new Facebook App

With under two months to go til the rock and metal behemoth rolls into Donington, Download Festival has launched the Download Tribes app on Facebook giving users the chance to connect with like-minded festival-goers.

You’ll be assigned into one of four tribes: Lethal Chaos, Immense Defiance, The Kindred Rebellion and Wayward Nomads. It’s kinda like Game Of Thrones but with less bloodshed, direwolves and incest.

Once you’re in you’ll be able to chat, debate and speculate on everything to do with Download 2014. As well as recruiting new members, competing in challenges and winning exciting prizes – with some taking place at the festival itself!

So head over to to join your tribe and start your campaign to become the most dominant in all of Download.

Already announced for Download Festival are the headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith, as well as Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Killswitch Engage, Volbeat and more! Head over here for ticket info.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.