History

Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. A mammoth 5-day event sees tens of thousands of fans descend on the camping festival to headbang their hearts out to the cream of rock, punk, hardcore, classic rock, pop-punk, death metal and much, much more.
 
The world's premier rock festival attracts icons of rock and metal to its stages, plus some of the hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage.

After expanding to France, Spain and Australia, the festival is finally coming to Japan for the inaugural edition of Download Japan in 2019!