Download Festival

Download Festival boss on gender-balanced festival line-ups: “All festivals need to look at how diverse they are”

Download Festival boss Andy Copping spoke to NME about the 20th anniversary of the festival being “the biggest Download yet” and not relying on heritage acts for headliners

Metallica, Bring Me The Horizon and Slipknot to headline Download Festival 2023

20th anniversary edition of the festival features four headline slots for the first time

Download Festival Japan 2022 reveals final line-up with Soulfly and Code Orange

Japanese rockers BAND-MAID are set to open the festival

Wargasm: “We love being validated by all the nu-metal daddies”

The rock duo talk to NME at Download 2022 about the changing face of metal, ambition, their new mixtape, and how their debut album is "pretty much done"

Man dies in unexplained circumstances at Download Festival

The man was taken to hospital on Saturday evening

Deftones on new material: “There’s always a little something brewing”

Talking backstage at Download Festival, Deftones’ Frank Delgado and Abe Cunningham tell us about the 25th anniversary of ‘Around The Fur’, as well as “having fun and looking forward to the future, without it feeling like a burden on anyone”

Download Festival to expand to four days for 20th anniversary edition

Organisers previously told NME that next year's headliners are already booked

Download Festival 2022 review: metal’s fearsome energy rages on the smaller stages

The likes of Wargasm show the scene's in rude health. As for the dinosaurs on the main stage: Kiss off!

Airport disrupted by fans filming Download Festival with drones

Six passenger flights and two cargo flights were rerouted on Friday night after drone sightings

Here’s the weather forecast for Download Festival this weekend

It's going to be a typically British summer weather festival