Download Festival the UK’s premier rock event has today announced the winner of Kerrang! Radio’s Finding Fresh Blood competition as grime-punks PENGSHUi. Crowned by Download Festival promoters and a panel of Kerrang! Radio presenters, the London trio triumphed over thousands of entries to come out champions of the hottest new talent search for the festival. The band are now set to open The Avalanche Stage and guarantee to bring their unrelenting, raw mix of rap and riffs to the crowds for an utterly unmissable Download debut. 

Download Festival’s Andy Copping said: “A big thanks to everyone that applied, and to the Fresh Blood team who had to narrow down thousands of bands to the shortlist we were given, but PENGSHUi have something special with their effortless blend of metal and grime, they are the perfect opener for The Avalanche Stage this year. Get yourselves down on Friday afternoon, and watch history being made as I can see big things for them!”

Hailing from London and made up of Illaman on vocals, Fatty on Bass and Pravvy Prav on drums, the trio have made already made huge waves with their unique sound.

Kerrang! Radio’s Alex Baker said“Pengshui are without a doubt one of the most exciting bands on planet earth today and their win is a testament to their unbelievable, powerful, innovative sound! Ultimate vibes. They are going to light The Avalanche Stage UP!!”

Download Festival takes place between 14-16 June at the spiritual home of rock, Donington Park with headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool. Weekend and Day tickets for the festival on sale now at