The 12th Download will be three days of heavy rock music featuring around 150 acts over five stages at Donington Park, the spiritual home of rock! Download will be held over the weekend of Friday 13th to Sunday 15th June 2014.
The headliners are now confirmed, with Avenged Sevenfold headlining the Friday night, with Rob Zombie also playing the Main Stage. Saturday sees Linkin Park headline performing 'Hybrid Theory' in full with special guests Fall Out Boy also confirmed. Aerosmith will be closing the festival with main support from Alter Bridge.
Also announced are 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 Affliction, Avatar, Lonely The Brave, Arcane Roots, Feed The Rhino, The Offspring, Status Quo, Steel Panther, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, American Headcharge, Anathema, The Charm, The Fury, Coldrain, Crazytown, Emmure, Heart In Hand, Joe Bonamassa, Bring Me The Horizon, Within Temptation, Behemoth, Sepultura, Skillet, Fozzy, We Came As Romans, Zebrahead, and many more.
For the full line-up details, day and stage splits, to-date, please see the Download Line-up page.
In total around 150 acts appear over five stages over the three days of the festival.
Weekend Arena Ticket - £160
Weekend Arena Ticket & 3 night camping - £185
Weekend Arena Ticket & 5 night camping - £195
Day tickets for this year’s event are priced at £75.
Late night entertainment
The bars stay open after the entertainment has finished, and running until 2am (Friday to Sunday) they'll be an after-hours Campsite Entertainment Zone, which has a café, beer stall, funfair rides, various shops, and a cinema.
RIP Metal Hotel
Expect the return of the 'RIP Metal Hotel', an indoor 'pop up' hotel located on the festival site. Each room will have two beds, thermostatic climate control, an en-suite wet room with toilet, basin and shower, storage space, a flat screen TV, and secure card entry. All rooms will be serviced with with quality linen, towels and toiletries by dedicated Metal Hotel personnel, as well as offering continental breakfast. Rooms will be available shortly.
Download has banned flags on sticks in the main arena.
Food and drink
You can bring your own alcohol with you if you are camping, though it will not be permitted in the music arena. Remember, no glass bottles are allowed anywhere on site, but cans of drink are fine in the campsite only. You will only be permitted to take in soft drinks in to the arena and these must be in plastic bottles no bigger than 500ml. Food can be taken in to the arena, though not in a glass container.
Expect the campsite to open at noon on Wednesday 11th June and to close at noon on Monday 16th June.
Markets include a variety of food from around the world, as well as clothes, jewellery, massages, piercing & tattoos, organic foods, souvenirs, merchandise, chairs, and other stuff.
We do not recommend you bring small children under 5 with you to Download. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Shuttle Buses will run from Derby and East Midlands Parkway stations regularly with a shuttle bus running from the airport at well.
For detailed information about various aspects of the festival see the Download Information (includes detailed info on camping, travel, food & drink, and more).
More details will be here when available.
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