Download Festival offers the very best rock, metal, punk and hardcore music from across the globe. The festival is famous worldwide for attracting the biggest acts performing stunning sets that go down in rock and roll history.
Celebrating 20 years of rock action; Download goes big with a mighty line up that includes metalcore champions Bring Me The Horizon, thrash legends Metallica and nu-metal monsters Slipknot as headliners.
Plus, look forward to a massive year guaranteed to see rampaging mosh pits like never before thanks to the ultimate collection of world class hard rock bands hitting Donington Park, Castle Donington from Thursday 8th till Sunday 11th of June, 2023.
Download Festival tickets are available through Gigantic but will sell very quickly so please book early or risk missing out.
I went to DL on Friday - my first every DL. Loved it - mud and all! I went there for Def Leppard, Clutch, Slash ft Myles Kennedy and Whitesnake. The atmosphere was brilliant, the bands were excellent, people watching was great. Not so positives The car parking staff directing where the cars need to go, do need to know where to direct people, instead of saying 'over there somewhere'. Not much signage on the way to the purple car park. The Guest area/VIP needs to have better view of the main stage etc? Apart from the that, i had a blast.
Posted by Louise B on 18/06/2019
Download Festival 2019, Donington Park, Castle Donington - 14th June 2019
The event was flawless. Wonderful people, stages brilliant, bands terrific, sound quality awesome, food good... so that side of it was enorously fun. However, be aware the tiolet facilities were dreadful, again. SImply not enougj of them. There were at least three places where they could have more toilets and I simply do not understand why they seem to skimp on this. Car parks. Again, nothing to tell you which car park or which part of the car park you're in so set your SatNav or you'll have a hell of a job inding your vehicle again. Don't take your bike. Again, car park is awful, no lockers to store your stuff so pointless trying to ride there. If you're a vegan or vegetarian take your own food. There one one, absolutely fantastic, vegan food seller but just the one, everything else is meat but there's a fantastic selection, and some pretty natty and not over priced clothes sellers. Great event as long as you prepare well, and bring your own toilet roll!
Posted by Alistair on 10/06/2017
Download Festival 2017, Donington Park, Castle Donington - 9th June 2017