Reformed SIKTH To Play 2014 U.K. Download Festival

Monday, 16th December 2013

Six years since their final gig, U.K. progressive metal godfathers SIKTH are set to make a triumphant return, headlining the Red Bull stage at next year’s Download festival.

The band will headline the Red Bull stage at Download on Saturday, June 14.

SIKTH, who released debut album The Trees Are Dead And Dried Out, Wait For Something Wild in 2003 and follow-up Death Of Death Day in 2006, parted ways to pursue other projects in 2008. They have since become widely acknowledged as forefathers of British progressive metal, cited as an influence by many of today’s most respected metal bands.

2014 will see all six original band members — Mikee W Goodman, Justin Hill, Dan Foord, James Leach, Pin and Dan Weller — back on stage together for a storming headline set at Download, where the band played in 2003 and 2006.

Guitarist Dan Weller said: “Some of our greatest memories were playing at Download, so it was the natural place for us to make our return. The truth is we’ve all been dying to play those songs again. Hopefully we can put on an awesome show for the fans.”

Mikee W Goodman adds: “So excited with the prospect of singing SIKTH songs onstage again! I have missed that wild intensity the music and fans create together. Download festival is the perfect place to do a comeback show.”