The UK’s premier rock festival, Download, held each year at Leicestershire’s Donington Park have just confirmed Highland rockers Estrella to play at this year’s mammoth five day music event!
Over its 12 years Download Festival has garnered the reputation of providing fans with the very best the world of rock has to offer, including legendary bands like Aerosmith, AC/DC and Def Leppard who have undoubtedly been some of Estrella’s greatest influences. In June this year, over 90,000 rock fans from around the world will make the annual pilgrimage to Donington Park to see KISS, Mötley Crüe, Slash and Thunder amongst the main 2015 acts.
On behalf of Download Festival, Heather Gibb said "We are delighted to have Estrella join us for this years’ Takeover event at Download Festival - they are an energetic, melodic band with fantastic stage presence and I am sure they will rock the tent on the night."
This announcement tops off what has already been a great year for Estrella as next month they will provide main support to USA band Enuff Z’Nuff on their 11 night European tour across five different countries. The timing of the band’s first major festival couldn’t be better too! It coincides with the release of their second album We Will Go On and will provide Estrella with the opportunity to showcase some of their new tracks to a global audience of rock fans.
Estrella’s lead guitarist, Luke Gunn also commented on the announcement "When we are asked in interviews about Estrella’s dream gig, our reply is always . . . to play at Download! To say we are delighted is an understatement. We have to thank both Takeover at Download Festival and our loyal #EstrellaWarriors who voted for us on the Download online poll for this amazing opportunity!"
Estrella’s festival appearance will take place on Thursday 11 June on the Doghouse Stage and will be the culmination for the band of three years continuous touring throughout Europe promoting their debut album (released in May 2012) and increasing their loyal fanbase of #EstrellaWarriors. If 2015 is anything to go by so far, it looks as though the forthcoming year could be just as bright for this up and coming Highland rock band . . .