'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'
'At Download I’m super excited to see System of a Down, Mastodon and our mates Issues! I’ve been a huge Mastodon fan for quite a number of years. I haven’t seen them live in about 10 years so it’s well overdue'