Volbeat will pull in a huge crowd for their Download Festival set and there will the thousands, and thousands, lining the hallowed grassy knoll at the main stage will embark on the world's biggest ever Elvis-metal singalong.
In a little over 90-days we will be nesting down in East Midlands all over again. Time to start stocking up on baby wipes, portable power banks for your phones and preparing to make another head and heart full of unforgettable memories.
'We've always loved Download! It's truly iconic and brings people together in the best way,” he says. “Some of us never had the chance to attend in the past so very much looking forward to checking it out. '
'Some personal highlights (at Download) are Mastodon and Baroness, bands I have loved since watching them play 80 capacity clubs in my home state of Georgia to massive stages like this, Suicidal Tendencies, Krokodil, of course hugely formative Opeth and System of a Down'
This is a cycle which repeats over three glorious days but for most it passes like a motion-blur, over too quickly but it leaves its musical bootprints on your soul until the countdown begins for the next visit to the hallowed turf of Donington Park.
'After dropping the last EP one of the promoters said they were into it and wanted us to play, so we hoped it'd pull though, but we didn't actually hear anything more after that. Then we got the offer through and to say we were stoked would be an understatement'
'To be asked to play it as our first proper festival is a real accolade we're hugely proud of and honoured by. It's definitely one for the bucket list for us as individuals, and for Holding Absence as a band'
'During a festival set, you’re always playing to a mixture of hardcore fans and new listeners - so you want to put on a show that is engaging and exciting for both. Fortunately, you can count on the didgeridoo to satisfy everyone'