Based in Los Angeles, California, hard rockers Badflower are making their debut at Download Festival next weekend so we got the band to answer a few quick questions and found out they’re clearly very excited to be playing.

You’re playing Download Festival next week. What are you most excited about playing?
Badflower: I’m excited about playing our whole set for a giant crowd of people.

What can Download expect from Badflower ?
Badflower: Everyone at Download should expect a great show. We’re stoked to be playing.

What do you know about the history of Castle Donington / Download / Monsters of Rock?
Badflower: I actually know nothing about it… I know Download Festival is HUGE but I don’t know anything else.

In terms of outside Download, have Badflower played any other festivals?
Badflower: Yes, but Download will be our first in the UK!

Expect this kind of thing from Badflower when they play at Download Festival:

What about as a fan… have you ever attended a festival as a fan?
Badflower: Yeah, but not in years.

Will you be hanging around at Download after you have played to check out other bands?
Badflower: Yes, a lot of the bands we play with in the States will be playing Download as well so we’re excited to catch up with our friends.

Slipknot are one of the headliners, what do you think about their new masks?
Badflower: I haven’t seen them but I guess we’ll find out soon.

What advice would you give to a fan going to their first ever Download Festival?
Badflower: Drink lots of water!

If you could put together your own stage at Download, which six bands would you have on it (not including Badflower)?
Badflower: Billie Eilish, Meg Myers, Grandson, Fever 333, Blink 182 and Tears for Fears.

Finally, what are Badflower’s plans for the rest of the Summer?
Badflower: After this, we’re touring across the US with Shinedown!

Badflower released their OK I’m Sick album on February 22, 2019 and you can pick up your copy here.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

06/21 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
06/23 – Simpsonville, SC – CCMB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park Simpsonville
06/25 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/26 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
06/28 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
06/29 – Westbrook, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
07/01 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
07/03 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
07/04 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
07/05 – Bethel, New York – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
07/06 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
07/09 – Toronto, Canada – RBC Echo Beach
07/10 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
07/13 – Detroit, MI – Riff Fest
07/14 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/17 – Broomfield, CO – 1STBANK Center
07/18 – West Valley City – USANA Amphitheatre
07/20 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
07/21 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater
07/24 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
07/26 – Kent, WA – accesso ShoWare Center
07/27 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
08/17 – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fair
10/12 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
11/09 – Hamburg, Germany – Headcrash

Here’s another awesome video of Badflower rockin’ out live:


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.