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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 2021 was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ticket-holders have the option to carry their ticket over to the 2022 edition or receive a refund. You can read the festival’s statement here

Download Festival 2019 Official Highlights (extended)

Download Festival 2022 Lineup


Iron Maiden
Biffy Clyro
Steel Panther
The Distillers
The Darkness
The Ghost Inside
Funeral For A Friend

Main Stage

Deftones / Korn / The Pretty Reckless / Rise Against / Theory / Black Label Society / Monster Truck / Those Damn Crows / The Raven Age / Powerwolf / Wayward Sons

Second Stage

Megadeth / Steel Panther / The Distillers / The Darkness / Airbourne / Skillet / Daughtry / Bush / Lacuna Coil / Ayron Jones / Of Mice & Men / Wednesday 13 / Massive Wagons / The Last Internationale / Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage

The Ghost Inside / Funeral For A Friend / Descendents / Boston Manor / Sleep Token / The Faim / Trash Boat / Marianas Trench / grandson / Holding Absence / Wargasm / Loathe / Press Club / Jamie Lenman / The Hara / Salem / Blackout Problems / Cemetery Sun / Dead Posey / Static Dress

Dogtooth Stage

Electric Wizard / Sepultura / Blues Pills / Dying Fetus / Bleed From Within / Twin Temple / Venom Prison / Bokassa / Tempt / Fire From The Gods / AA Williams / Higher Power / Kill The Lights / Modern Error / Cellar Door Moon Crow / Lotus Eater / The Scratch / Dead Label / Phoxjaw / Anchor Lane / As Everything Unfolds / Temples On Mars / The Injester

Download Festival 2022 Tickets

Weekend Camping, Eco-Camp and Non-Camping Tickets from £216.00 (€240.25) are on sale:
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Download Festival offers 3 or 5 nights camping tickets and entry to all 3 days of the festival. 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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Parking: Book Car Passes at £21.00 (€21.20), Campervan/Caravan Passes at £170.00 (€189.00) & Motorbike Passes at £11.00 (€12.15) at the link below:

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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.
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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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