Download Festival

Metallica to headline inaugural Download Festival Germany in 2022

Five Finger Death Punch and Sabaton are also confirmed for next year's debut German iteration of the festival

Download Festival boss recalls how Joey Jordison “saved the day” by drumming for Metallica

"Seeing Joey play with Metallica in his Slipknot mask was something I will never forget"

Creeper talk ‘American Noir’: “If you want something super serious, we’re just not the band for you”

Will Gould on what to expect from their upcoming EP, plus what became of material recorded with Blink-182's Travis Barker

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