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.
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:
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
Book Hotels & Airbnbs near the Venue at the Lowest Prices online!
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.
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…
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.