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Download Festival is the UK’s number one rock and metal festival, consistently showcasing the scene’s very best artists at its iconic Donington Park site each June.

From hard hitting rock music line-ups to heavy metal clangers, Download Festival has much more than just music to keep the crowd entertained. Switch from thrashing to laughing at the Side Splitter Stage hosting a rich line-up of comedy, or explore the Circus of Horrors including everything from sword swallowers, acrobatics and circus acts.

Download festival was first founded in 2003 and it has hosted such acclaimed music legends and bands such as Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Audio Slave, Linkin Park, Metallica, Black Sabbath, AC DC, Rage Against The Machine, KISS, Slipknot and The Prodigy. It has since grown to establish itself the UK’s top and internationally acclaimed rock and heavy metal music festival.

Download Festival 2019 Official Highlights (extended)

Download Festival 2023 Lineup

Lineup to be announced soon:

Fri 10 June 2022

Main Stage

Kid Brunswick / Skindred / Bury Tomorrow / A Day To Remember / Theory / Wayward Sons / Black Veil Brides / Kiss

Second Stage

Skynd / Ayron Jones / Myles Kennedy & Company / Lacuna Coil / The Distillers / Airbourne

The Avalanche Stage

Meet Me @ The Altar / Normandie / The Ghost Inside / As Everything Unfolds / Press Club / Sleep Token / Bokassa / Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage

Heriot / Red Fang / British Lion / Dead Poet Society / The Scratch / Will Haven / Tempt / Blues Pills / Cellar Door Moon Crow / Electric Wizard

Sat 11 June 2022

Main Stage

Shinedown / The Raven Age / Black Label Society / Iron Maiden / Monster Truck / Those Damn Crows / The Pretty Reckless / Deftones

Second Stage

Dirty Honey / Cassyette / Malevolence / Ice Nine Kills / Code Orange / Megadeth / Mastodon / The Last Internationale / Bush / Daughtry

The Avalanche Stage

Dragged Under / grandson / Salem / Creeper / Loathe / Holding Absence / Funeral For A Friend / Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage

Banks Arcade / Dana Dentata / Death Blooms / Venom Prison / Sepultura / Higher Power / Dead Label / Bleed From Within / Dying Fetus

Sun 12 June 2022

Rise Against / Biffy Clyro / Powerwolf / Volbeat / Alestorm / Korn

Second Stage

Wednesday 13 / Massive Wagons / Steel Panther / Control The Storm / The Darkness / Baroness /Skillet

The Avalanche Stage

Trash Boat / Descendents / Boston Manor / Static Dress / Jamie Lenman / Spiritbox / Cemetery Sun / The Hara / Dead Posey / Marianas Trench

The Dogtooth Stage

The Velveteers / Yonaka / Orbit Culture / Bimini / Thick / The Injester / Fire From The Gods / Myles Kennedy (Only UK Acoustic Performance) / Phoxjaw / Anchor Lane / Kill The Lights / Modern Error / Twin Temple

Download Festival 2023 Tickets

Early Bird Weekend Camping, Eco-Camp and Non-Camping Tickets are on sale:

Accommodation

Download Festival offers 3 or 5 nights camping tickets purchased here. You can choose to camp in the main camping areas, or if you prefer to take a breather come the witching hour, then the Quiet Camping area has a noise curfew at midnight. If you are an environmentally friendly rocker then the Eco camp is the place for you. All you need is basic camping gear, like a tent, a camping pad and a head torch (so useful in the night).

Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels & apartments using the map below or visit booking.com

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Travel Info

BY CAR

Parking: Car Passes, Campervan/Caravan Passes & Motorbike Passes can be purchased here

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BY TRAIN

Regular festival shuttle buses run from East Midlands Parkway, Derby, Nottingham and Loughborough.

BY COACH

Return Coach Tickets will be available from Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, London Victoria, Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
Ticket Prices will to be announced soon…

BY PLANE

Donington Park is pretty much attached to the west side of East Midlands Airport, so it’s a walkable distance, though a taxi would be quicker.

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