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Frank Carter says Sex Pistols are reaction to government “dismantling the idea of community”

Frank Carter has spoken to NME at Download 2024, and opened up about what fans can expect to see from his upcoming gigs with Sex Pistols.The frontman caught up with us backstage at this year’s edition of the Donington Park festival, shortly before he took to the main stage for a career-spanning set with The Rattlesnakes. During the interview, he shed insight into his forthcoming gigs fronting the Sex Pistols, where they’ll be joining forces in London to play the classic ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ in its entirety.The two shows will be held at London’s historic Bush Hall in August – a venue chosen after the space came under threat when its owners revealed that it needed to raise £42,000 through crowdfunding to prevent it from losing its ability to host music.Now, Carter has opened up to NME about how the idea arose, and why he thinks it is integral for more light to be shed on the smaller venues across the country.“I first met Steve [Jones, guitarist] back in Los Angeles in 2007 and we had a long chat about punk rock and what it means to be kicking against the pricks,” said Carter, “then I eventually met all of them throughout the years.

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Download 2024: Kerry King, Creeper and Soft Play lead new names on line-up
Slayer’s Kerry King, Creeper and Soft Play are among the names that have been added to this year’s bumper line-up for Download Festival.The festival will return to Donington Park for its 21st edition from June 14-16 this year. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.Other new additions include Bayside, Bambie Thug, Lowlives, Florence Black and Mallavora.Last November, Queens Of The Stone Age, Avenged Sevenfold and Fall Out Boy were announced as the headliners of Download Festival 2024.Royal Blood, The Offspring, Machine Head, Pantera, Bad Omens, Corey Taylor, While She Sleeps, Sum 41, Billy Talent, The Used, Babymetal, Bowling For Soup, Heilung, Polyphia, Thy Art Is Murder, The Black Dahlia Murder, Biohazard, and Fear Factory were also part of that first wave of names added to the bill.In January, a host of further names were added, including Busted, Wheatus, Tom Morello and Enter Shikari.Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, The Struts, Mr Bungle, The Hunna, Escape The Fate, HEALTH, Code Orange and Royal Republic were also added.In an interview with NME, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme reflected on their decision to step up and headline the 2024 edition of the festival, saying they see “no reason to trip out” over the set.“Is it just going to be same-old-same-old?’ said Homme.