ACIDTONE: The Youngest Band To Ever Play England's DONINGTON Festival

June 21, 2004

The youngest group in the world to ever play the Donington (Download) festival, Ireland's ACIDTONE — brothers, lead singer, Adam McKee (13) and bassist, Conor (15),along with cousin, Conall McKee (15) on drums and best friend, guitarist, Philip Hanna (15) — recently spoke to Sunday Life about the experience of meeting their heroes SLIPKNOT at the this year's event.

"SLIPKNOT have a bit of a scary reputation," said Adam and Conor's dad, Damian. "But they spent about one-and-a-half hours with the boys and turned out to be the nicest bunch of people you could meet — very friendly and supportive.

"Adam kept having to run backwards and forwards to me, as all nine SLIPKNOT guys were asking for copies of our CDs!"

Adam added: "Playing at Donington was absolutely unbelievable. We had never been to the festival before and it was only the second actual important live concert I have been to — and we were playing at it!"

Future plans include the release of a new single, "Scarred", on June 27, and appearances at the Oxegen and Reading festivals in Ireland and England later this summer. Read more.

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