Download Festival

This weekend’s Download pilot is “100% evidence” that festivals can go ahead

"This is a very clear demonstration that you can do it," said Melvin Benn

Watch Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes headline first night of historic Download Pilot

The 10,000-capacity event at Donington Park is a three-day camping pilot as part of ongoing research into the safe return of live music

Download boss on festival pilot: “These people are going to be moshing, hugging, kissing, shagging and losing their minds”

"You’re actually safer at a festival than not," festival boss Andy Copping tells NME as punters arrive for this weekend's pilot event

Punters arrive to rainy Download Pilot for first UK camping festival since pandemic

The 10,000 capacity event is being held as part of ongoing research into the safe return of live music

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Enter Shikari and Bullet For My Valentine lead Download Pilot 2021 line-up

Frank Turner, Twin Atlantic and Skindred will also play the Donington Park pilot event

Download Festival to host 10,000 capacity COVID pilot with camping: “Moshing is allowed”

The rock festival will make a small-scale return next month as part of the government’s Events Research Programme

Download Festival announces special ‘Reloaded’ TV event

The Sky Arts two-night show will feature performances from past headliners

Download Festival adds Deftones, Korn, Megadeth and more to 2022 line-up

Over 70 new bands have been announced for next year's return to Donington

Download Festival confirms 2021 cancellation and announces headliners for next year

KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will headline next year's event

Download Festival still planning to go ahead in 2021

The rock festival say they "hope to have more news for you by March 1"
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