courtesy of the Jesus and Mary Chain

What to you get when you mix cutting-edge technology and solid tunes courtesy of the latest and greatest in the world of music? No, not Mac World: The Musical, it’s the Download Festival, where music and tech innovation collide to create a day of sonic discovery—just think of it like the live music equivalent of downloading MP3s, only better. If the tech-meets-music angle alone doesn’t make you want to spend a day on the luxurious lawn of the Shoreline Amphitheatre or perusing the numerous tech purveyors, then the old faithful vs new favorites lineup—much like a kickass playlist—is sure to please. With shoegaze legends the Jesus and Mary Chain and post-punk titans Gang of Four headlining, and future heavyweights like Yeasayer, Mutemath, M83 and Datarock rounding out the bill, this all-day fest is a sure bet. Satisfy your craving for all things technological and your drive for musical excavation at the Download Festival on Saturday, July 19 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre.

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