Download Festival

Download Festival 2019

When: 14-16 June 2019

Where: Donnington Park, Leicestershire

Who’s headlining: Def Leopard, Slipknot and Tool

Who else is playing: Slayer, Smashing Pumpkins, Rob Zombie, Whitesnake, Trivium, Reel Big Fish and Zebrahead

Tickets: £200, 3-day camping


Just getting in the mood for Download. Put that blunt dwarf axe down, you Neanderthal. This isn’t some Dungeons & Dragons demon-fest. Metal Mecca Download famously draws one of the friendliest and most inclusive crowds of the season, even if the bands they’re watching tend to hate pretty much everything you put in front of them. Parents, society, grooming products…

Hang on, that guy over there has got a blunt dwarf axe! He’s allowed one. He’s taking part in a medieval battle re-enactment.

But you said… Shut up.