Download Festival

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Leaping onto the UK festival calendar in 2003, Download Festival has left a permanent footprint on the live music scene ever since. Spanning two days across two stages in its debut year, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Audioslave, and Zwan were among more than 50 bands who helped cement the event's reputation as the ultimate rock festival.

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Download Festival 2014 Review

19th June 2014 -

 Review

Download Festival 2014 was a tamer affair than in previous years, largely owing to the event's tightened alcohol and drugs searches, bands being instructed not to encourage the crowds to mosh, more mainstream main stage...

Win Tickets For Download Festival 2014 With Contactmusic And Zippo!

28th May 2014 -

 News

Download Festival at Donington Park is one of the UK's most eagerly anticipated rock events so if you want to win a pair of tickets for this year, look no further!We've partnered with one of...

Download Festival In Touching Tribute: The Stephen Sutton Stage

25th May 2014 -

 News

Stephen Sutton’s story touched the hearts of many, raising not just money, but awareness for cancer. Although the £4 million he did manage was truly staggering. And in an act of remembrance for Sutton, the...

Download 2014 Lineup Taking Shape: Linkin Park to Headline, 'Hybrid Theory' Played in Full

6th November 2013 -

 News

It won’t kick off until June 13th next year, but metal rock fans heading to 2014’s Download already have an idea how their weekend will sound: Linkin Park will be headlining, and will play their...

Download 2013 - Live Review

20th June 2013 -

 Review

Download 2013, a daring, explosive, loud and (arguably most importantly) heavy line up, that the late Maurice Jones would be proud of. From classic 'Monsters of Rock' favourites Iron Maiden and Uriah Heap to (fairly)...

Zippo brings festival goers closer to the rock stars at Download Festival 2013!

5th June 2013 -

 News

Zippo is giving fans the chance to get up close and personal with rock legends playing at Download Festival 2013. The festival is one of the highlights of the rock calendar and the iconic American...

Download Festival - 2010

17th June 2010 -

 Review

The line-up took no prisoners. This was the 30th anniversary of the Donington festival, and with the likes of AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, Motorhead and Deftones, Download successfully united the most popular acts in...

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