With a reliable experience in the UK, Download Festival was doing a French stop for the 2nd year in a row.
After Longchamp horsetrack, the festival moved to Bretigny sur Orge’s air base 217, close from Paris.
It was an important point to have such a big place to set up the festival with all the fans attracted by the truly insane line-up. You had both settled bands and young blood in almost all the different kinds of metal. And in addition to that: true legends, worldwide famous way further than the underground community.
This describes perfectly Linkin Park, System Of A Down and Green Day, the three headliners ending each night but Slayer and Blink 182 have to be mentioned too. And that’s how you get nostalgic as these guys are used to rip stages all around the world for a while now, which gladly brings us a few years back.