The 14th Download will be three days of heavy rock music at Donington Park, the spiritual home of rock! Download will be held over the weekend of Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June 2016.
In total around 150 acts appear over five stages over the three days of the festival.
The latest additions are Juliette and The Licks, Raging Speedhorn, The Amorettes, Wearing Scars, The Wild Lies, From Ashes to New, Skinny Lister, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Inglorious, RavenEye, In Search of Sun, and Puppy.
Topping the bill on the opening night is Rammstein, Saturday headliner is Black Sabbath, and Sunday's headliner is Iron Maiden. Also announced are Korn, Deftones, Megadeth, Nightwish, Disturbed, Shinedown, Babymetal, Killswitch Engage, Down, Don Broco, Architects, Neck Deep, Tremonti, Gojira, Beartooth, Saxon, Ghost, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes , Billy Talent, Saxon, The Amity Affliction, Alien Ant Farm, Amon Amarth, Anti-flag, As Lions, Ashestoangels, Black Peaks, Bury Tomorrow, Cane Hill, Danko Jones, Electric Wizard, Escape The Fate, Good Tiger, Grand Magus, Graveyard, Heck, Hill Valley High, Jane's Addiction, Kadavar, Monster Truck, Muncie Girls, Municipal Waste, NoFX, All Time Low, Glassjaw, The Wildhearts, Wierds, Royal Republic, Scorpion Child , Pennywise, The Shrine, Scattering Ashes, The Temperance Movement, Buck & Evans, The Raven Age, Napalm Death, One Ok Rock, Pallisades, Periphery, Reigning Days, Shvpes, Sixx:A.M., Slaves, Strange Bones, The King Is Blind, The Kenneths, Turbowolf, Wage War, Whiskey Myers, Zoax, Halestorm, Beartooth, Twin Atlantic, Atreyu, Attila, Skindred, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, TesseracT, Counting Days, Ho99o9, Milk Teeth, Dead!, Black Foxxes, Fort Hope, Rival Sons, Breaking Benjamin, Havok, Delain, Skillet, and the silent film accompanied by a rock band - Gutterdammerung. There are many more acts to be announced.
For the line-up details as available see the Download line-up page.
Early bird tickets have sold out, full price tickets are priced as follows:
Day Tickets: £75
Weekend Arena Only: £170
3 Night Camping: £195
5 Night Camping: £205
A campervan pass is prioced at £145.
Tickets will also be available on the ticket deposit scheme at no extra cost, allowing fans to pay a small deposit to secure their ticket and then five equal monthly payments.
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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.
VIP (RIP) accommodation
At RIP (Rest In Peace!) you can either pitch your tent (and park your car), or order glamping accommodation (yurts, bell tents etc) and get access to 'superior' amenities, and 24 hour assistance from an event management station. The RIP campsite at Park Farm also boasts a convenience shop (Little Shop of Horrors), refreshments area (Hell's Kitchen), Eco Day Spa, Dressing room and Lockers.
This year a number of RIP packages will be situated in the Metal Meadow, a new field situated closer to the Main Arena.
RIP Metal Hotel
As well as the Park Farm and Metal Meadow options, Hotel Packages including the Metal Hotel are also available.
The 'RIP Metal Hotel', is 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.
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 8th June and to close at noon on Monday 13th 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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