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Download Festival in a digital jukebox

Last week, the prestigious rock festival Download celebrated its 10th year. The weekend event, which sees 105,000 revellers travel to Donnington Park in Leicestershire, has been running since 2003, offering heavy metal fans the chance to see some of the biggest legends in rock.

This year, Download Festival played host to a number of high-profile bands and acts in 2012 included The Prodigy, Slash, Metallica and Black Sabbath. As you’d expect, the festival is exceptionally popular with fans of the genre (the Twitter profile of the event has over 14,000 followers) and its continuing success have led to organisers considering hosting identical events across Europe.

Speaking to Musicweek, Andy Copping, the man responsible for booking the 148 acts for Download, offers an interesting perspective on the mentality of the crowd at the festival.

“Download isn’t about knuckle-dragging bikers – a real cross-section of people come here. Rock isn’t a dirty word. The atmosphere and the vibe at Download are wonderful – so if you haven’t tried it, don’t knock it.”

The popularity of Download Festival highlights the consistent popularity of the rock and metal genre. Indeed, at Soundnet, we’re aware of the durability of the genre and cater for this very audience with our digital rock box package. This digital jukebox provides audiences with the latest tracks from the rock, indie and alternative universe and a number of the bands featured at this year’s Download festival can be found on the package.

And while the Soundnet Rockbox digital jukebox package won’t be suitable for all in-store music selections, it’s the perfect choice for venues who want to cater to a very distinctive audience. Contact one of the Soundnet team today to discover more about this digital jukebox option.

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