Now in its twelfth year Download Festival is the biggest metal/heavy rock festival in the UK, attracting 90,000 festival goers to the 'spiritual home' of rock Donington Each year the event attracts the biggest names in rock, and 2014 will be no different.
The festival provides a wide range of ticket options for festival goers from standard camping through to living on a tour bus.
Artists booked to appear include: Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Aerosmith, Rob Zombie, Fall Out Boy, Alter Bridge, The Offspring, Status Quo & Steel Panther, Arcane Roots, Bad Religion, Black Label Society, Bowling For Soup, Buckcherry, Feed The Rhino, Flogging Molly, In Flames, Opeth, Sikth, Skid Row, The Black Dahlia Murder, The BossHoss, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Volbeat, and While She Sleeps
No-one will be allowed onto the campsite without proof that they also have a ticket for the Arena. This will be policed across the festival weekend. You will not be allowed to camp without a camping ticket! A camping ticket lasts for the whole weekend or just one night, it’s the same price. You will not be permitted to sleep in your car, please expect a rude awakening if you try...!
All disabled customers are welcome at Download, but as it is a greenfield site there are steep stony hilly sections of the site, meaning that sometimes access across the site is not that easy. Stewards however, will be around to assist.
Live Nation provides a number of facilities in the arena and campsite to accommodate disabled customer's needs, should you have any enquiries regarding the access and facilities at the festival, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Safety and Security
Always know where your nearest emergency exits are, follow the instructions of Security Personnel, Police or other officials. Move away promptly from any danger and notify a Steward, Police or Official if you see any any antisocial behaviour. Ask for help if you need it and help others, especially if someone falls during moshing.
Once on site it is important to plan your day. Obviously the priority is making sure you get to see the acts that mean the most to you, band times will be issued before the festival.
If you are with friends & are camping together or travelling home together, arrange a place & time to meet up at the end of the night.
Large crowds, a long day & hot weather in combination will tire you out. Make sure you pace yourself, drink plenty of water, eat some food that will give you some energy & minimize sun exposure.
Friday 13th June
Saturday 14th June
Sunday 15th June
Created on Wed 26th February 2014
A further 24 artists announced for Download 2014, including British metal giants Bring Me The Horizon, rock’s foremost euphonic metal songstress Sharon Den Adel and Within Temptation, and rock legends Twisted Sister.
Created on Tue 28th January 2014
Former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist, Jake E. Lee is pleased to announce June 2014 UK tour dates for his new band Red Dragon Cartel. The UK tour follows Red Dragon Cartel’s critically acclaimed, eponymous debut album, released by Frontiers Records on January 27th.
Created on Mon 27th January 2014
Killswitch Engage will be making their only European Festival appearance at Download Festival this year.
Created on Mon 13th January 2014
Download Festival has today added fifteen more musical juggernauts to the 2014 line-up. Leading the armada are pop-punk legends Bowling for Soup, who have chosen to celebrate their 20th birthday at Donington, wisely putting faith in Europe’s biggest Rock Festival to bring the party.
Created on Mon 16th December 2013
Now in its twelfth year Download Festival is the biggest metal/heavy rock festival in the UK, attracting 90,000 festival goers to the 'spiritual home' of rock Donington. Today Download has announced more names added to the line for 2014 including......... Volbeat, SikTh, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Buckcherry, Memphis May Fire, Battlecross, Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel, Thy Art Is Murder, The Amity Afflication, Avatar, Lonely the Brave and Feed the Rhino.
Created on Tue 3rd December 2013
Download Festival took the gong for Best Major Festival on Monday 2nd December, beating the likes of Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and V Festival at the UK Festival Awards that took place at London’s Roundhouse. From winning Best Line-up at last year’s awards, Download has brought rock and heavy metal music to the masses. Sheffield’s finest, Arctic Monkeys won this year’s Best Headline Performance for their mind-blowing headline set at Glastonbury. Seeing off competition from heavyweights, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Foals, the quartet is finishing the year on a high.
Created on Mon 25th November 2013
Download Festival which takes place from 13th -15th June at Donington Park have released details of a further 12 bands to perform at the 2014 event as The Offspring, Status Quo, Trivium, In Flames, Steel panther, While She Sleeps, Letlive, The Black Dahlia Murder, Crossfaith, Miss May I, Blessthefall and Dying Fetus.
Created on Wed 6th November 2013
The legendary Aerosmith will be closing the Download festival in 2014, when they headline on Sunday 15th June. Joining them on the main stage as main support will be hard rockers, Alter Bridge.
Created on Tue 5th November 2013
Saturday night at this Download Festival will be headlined by the Grammy Award winning Linkin Park, who will be playing their multi-platinum debut album ‘HYBRID THEORY’ in its entirety as part of their set.
Created on Mon 4th November 2013
Download Festival, the UK’s premiere metal/rock festival which takes place at Donington Park from 13th – 15th June, today revealed its first headliner, Avenged Sevenfold with Rob Zombie as main support.
Tickets available from here
Created on Fri 21st June 2013
As the flames die down from Rammstein closing set at last week's Download Festival, the organisers have announced that a 5,000 early bird tickets will be available from today. The standard tickets will have £10 off the current 2013 prices for 5-day camping tickets, 3-day camping and weekend arena tickets. All tickets go on sale at 9am on 21 June with the offer closing on 1 July.
Donington Park is located right next to East Midlands Airport, Donington lies where the three counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire meet.
In virtually the middle of the country it has excellent connections being only 3 miles from the major trunk routes of the M1/M42 and A50.
East Midlands International Airport is only two and a half miles away and has comprehensive domestic and European flight schedules.
The mainline Intercity railway stations are East Midlands Parkway, Derby, Nottingham and Loughborough are approximately anything up to twenty minutes drive away and Donington Park is well served by public transport and taxi services.
For all you Sat Nav users, the postcode for Donington Park is DE74 2RP.
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