8 Jun - 11 Jun
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 2023 Lineup
Bring Me The Horizon
Thu 8 June 2023
Metallica / Alter Bridge / Five Finger Death Punch / Halestorm / Jinjer / Perturbator / A.A. Williams / The Bronx / Caskets / Fearless Vampire Killers / Mammoth WVH / Mimi Barks / Mom Jeans. / Tigress
Fri 9 June 2023
Bring Me The Horizon / Architects / Evanescence / Within Temptation / Pendulum / Neck Deep / VV / Carpenter Brut / AS December Falls / Asking Alexandria / Aviva / The Blackout / Brutus / Crawlers / Elvana / Empire State Bastard / Epica / Fixation / Qwar / Hot Milk / Ingested / Nova Twins / Pup / Pupil Slicer / Smash Into Pieces / Stand Atlantic / Taipei Houston / Undeath / The Warning / Witch Fever
Sat 10 June 2023
Metallica / Disturbed / Placebo / Alexisonfire / Simple Plan / Clutch / Coheed And Cambria / Ice Nine Kills / Antisaint / Bad Wolves / Bambie Thug / Beaty School Dropout / Blackgold / Bob Vylan / Carcass / Dead Sara / Deaf Havana / Fever 333 / Opeg Puciato / Kid Bookie / Kid Kapichi / Lake Malice / Monuments / Motionless In White / Municipal Waste / nothing,nowhere. / Polaris / Spirit adrift / Stray From The Path / Three Days Grace
Sun 11 June 2023
Slipknot / Parkway Drive / Ghost / The Distillers / I prevail / Electric Callboy / Behemoth / Hatebreed / The Amity Affliction / Avatar / Beauty School / Blind Channel / Bloodywood / Cleopatrick / Crashface / Dinosaur Pile-Up / Graphic Nature / Green Lung / Hawxx / The Hu / Jasmin Bean / Joey Valence & Brae / Lorna Shore / The Meffs / Mod Sun / Palaye Royale / Set It Off / Sim / Soen / Soul Glo / Taylor Acorn / Terror / Touché Amoré
Download Festival offers 4 or 5 nights camping tickets purchased here. All you need is basic camping gear, like a tent, a camping pad and a head torch (so useful in the night). If you don’t want to bring your own tent, the festival offers Premium Camping options purchased here
Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels & apartments using the map below or visit booking.com
Parking: Car Passes, Campervan/Caravan Passes & Motorbike Passes can be purchased here
Regular festival shuttle buses run from East Midlands Parkway, Derby, Nottingham and Loughborough.
Weekend & Day Return Coach Tickets by Big Green Coach are available from Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, London, Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton and more. Tickets can be purchased here
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.