The Dogtooth Stage
Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Eric Mackinnon
Named after a barmaid with 'massive cans' who the boys wanted to talk in code about – Massive Wagons are band with juicy riffs and more than a handful for any rock fan to enjoy.
One of the most recent additions to the Download Festival line-up, the Lancashire rockers will let rip on The Dogtooth Stage on Saturday, June 9, this summer.
They already have a hat-trick of full length albums under their belts already – with 2011's 'Fire it Up, 2014's 'Fight The System' and 'Welcome to The World' in 2016 – and while the boys are thrilled and excited to be playing the world's premier rock music festival – frontman Baz Mills says they have earned their place at the big time.
He said: “This band has been our absolute life for more than eight years.
“People say to you: ‘Oh, we’ll see what you’re like when you get on the big stages.’ And you think: ‘Well hold on a minute, I can play big stages easy, because I’ve played the Dog & Dick to one man and his dog.
“People wanting to beat you up because you’re playing heavy rock, and they want to hear country and western, that’s a tough gig. But you’ve got to grin and bear it, haven’t you?”
Mills admits that Aussie rockers Airbourne are 'at the core of what they do' and both Airbourne and Black Stone Cherry – who are also playing Download on the same day as Massive Wagons – are the two bands which most musically inspire the boys.
See Massive Wagons in three weeks at the Download Festival.