Pendulum get Download raving

Festival marks their 150th live appearance

Pendulum got Download raving rather than moshing this afternoon (June 13) as they played the Main Stage.

Coming onstage to rapturous applause, the six-piece kicked off with ‘Showdown’ before going on to play an extended version of ‘Fasten Your Seatbelt’ from debut album ‘Hold Your Colour’.

Frontman Rob Swire was animated throughout, jumping around the stage and telling the crowd to “come on!”, “crank it” and “‘ave it!”.


The crowd highlight came in the form of ‘Slam’, which featured a sample of ‘Master Of Puppets’ by Metallica, an obvious Download favourite.

Finishing with ‘Granite’, Swire thanked his fans and informed them that this was the band’s 150th live appearance, to which he celebrated by telling them to do a cheer starting from the back and ending at the front.

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Pendulum played:
‘Old Intro’
‘Fasten Your Seatbelt’
‘Propane Nightmares’
‘Midnight Runner’
‘Blood Sugar’

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