Download Festival
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Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, UK
14th - 16th June 2024
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About Download Festival

The Download Festival was conceived as a follow up to the Monsters of Rock festivals which had been held at the Donington Park circuit between 1980 and 1996. The first Download Festival was created by Stuart Galbraith and co-booked by Andy Copping in 2003 in the same location.

Download was initially a two-day event, expanding to three days in 2005. The name Download was chosen for the festival for two reasons – Downloading was a dirty word in the music industry at the time, due to file sharing, and rock is seen as a rebellious genre of music. Also Download was to be a Monsters of Rock for the 21st century and the internet would provide connectivity with its audience.

When Download began, it took place on the Donington Park circuit infield as had Monsters of Rock. However, in 2008 developments for Formula One meant that the infield was no longer suitable as a festival site. The festival moved to the “Sunday Markets“ site to the west of the circuit. Although adequate, numbers were limited and the location of the campsite meant that getting from tents to the arena was quite a hike. 2009 saw the arena move to a much more suitable location to the south of the circuit and has remained there every year since. In 2019 the capacity was 111,000.

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Download Festival Schedule

APEX
Queens of the Stone Age
Royal Blood
Black Stone Cherry
Polyphia
The Struts
Those Damn Crows
The Blue Stones
 
OPUS
Bad Omens
Heilung
Mr Bungle
All Them Witches
Scene Queen
Of Mice & Men
Hanabie
 
AVALANCHE
Busted
Wheatus
VUKOVI
Escape The Fate
Dream State
AViVA
Oxymorrons
STORM
 
DOGTOOTH
Biohazard
HEALTH
Make Them Suffer
Scowl
Speed
Ithaca
Zulu
The Callous Daoboys
Urne
Frozemode
Defects

APEX
Fall Out Boy
The Offspring
Enter Shikari
BABYMETAL
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
The Hunna
WARGASM
 
OPUS
Pantera
While She Sleeps
Tom Morello
Slaughter To Prevail
Karnivool
Bleed From Within
Alien Weaponry
Asinhell
Heriot
 
AVALANCHE
Billy Talent
Holding Absence
Silverstein
Noahfinnce
RØRY
Charlotte Sands
DeathbyRomy
HotWax
 
DOGTOOTH
Fear Factory
Dying Fetus
Alpha Wolf
Ne Obliviscaris
Dying Wish
Gel
Guilt Trip
Calva Louise
ALT BLK ERA
KNIFE BRIDE
Celestial Sanctuary

Artists:

APEX
Avenged Sevenfold
Limp Bizkit
Sum 41
Bowling For Soup
Code Orange
Lord Of The Lost

OPUS
Machine Head
Corey Taylor
Electric Callboy
Thy Art Is Murder
Zebrahead
Elvana
Royal Republic
311
Kelsy Karter & The Heroines

AVALANCHE
The Used
Counterparts
Hoobastank
Atreyu
Tigercub
Royal & The Serpent
Halocene
Pinkshift
Delilah Bon

DOGTOOTH
The Black Dahlia Murder
Erra
Fit For A King
Shadow Of Intent
Imminence
Brand Of Sacrifice
Crystal Lake
MISSIO
Underside
Pest Control
Harper
Until I Wake

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