When: 9th-11th June 2017

Where: Donington Park, Derby

Download line up information: Download is all about the monsters of rock. Headliners for 2017 include System Of A Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith.

Go for: The rock, obviously. The epicentre of all things banging of head, exposed of tongue and horned of fist, Download is a metaller’s paradise, where the longhair tribes of Britain leave the safety of their specialist black-windowed small-town pubs and convene to get their faces melted off by riffs that, on a good day, are hotter than the heart of the sun.

Top tip: “The folk at Download are probably the friendliest festival crowd on the planet, so don’t be afraid of getting a little rough in the moshpit” – Andrew Trendell, NME Senior News Reporter.

Tickets: Buy Now