Download Festival is an annual rock and metal music festival that takes place at Donington Park, Derby in June.
Formed in 2003, as a follow-up to the Monsters of Rock festival which took place at Donington Park between 1980 and 1996, the event has seen performances from the likes of Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Linkin Park, KISS, Faith No More, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Aerosmith and AC/DC, all gracing the headline slot at this iconic festival through the years. In 2017 the festival was headlined by System of a Down, Biffy Clyro, and Aerosmith.
In 2018, Download Festival returned with Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N Roses, and Avenged Sevenfold for headliners! Catch next year's festival in June 2019 by checking out the dates and ticket information below on Stereoboard.
I went on Saturday to see headliner LINKIN PARK for Download 2014. It was certainly one of the most amazing experiences ever. I got to see some of my favourite bands grace the main stage and socialise with the crowd around me who, contrary to popular belief, are extremely friendly and respectful. Download has been a tradition for years in Donington Park and has not failed to deliver anything less than outstanding once.
Wed 20th Jun 2018
Photo: Matt Eachus
So, Download is over for another year. After days of glorious sunshine (. ), 100,000 people are now slowly readjusting to life outside the hallowed gates of Donington Park following another edition of one of the biggest rock, metal and punk parties in the world. Until we do it all again next summer, all that’s left to do is talk about the memories.