This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most awaited rock metal festival of the entire UK. Download Festival is ready to delight all the fans who will join the show with incredible music and guests. It all in a huge event that will celebrate the love story of the festival. With the same energy that defined the mindset and music proposition of the event, Download20 is set to be one of the hottest music events of the year!
The event date is getting closer and closer! Make sure to get all the information you need and get ready to see your favourite artists!
“We’re psyched to celebrate Download Festival’s 20th Anniversary with not one… but two nights on June 8 & 10, 2023! It’s been over a decade since we last visited Castle Donington so we’ll make up for lost time with 2 unique sets with no repeat songs whatsoever that weekend.” (Twitter @Metallica)
Headlining Acts Of Download Festival
Download Festival will host 60 acts to perform in the four-night event. For the first time since the festival’s big opening in 2003, there will be not one, but three headlining performances.
From Thursday June 8 until Sunday June 11, Derby’s Donington Park will host three of the most important, pivotal and respected bands in the history of metal and hard rock. Starting with the band who made the genre what it is today, birthing the the hardest and angriest version of rock in the 80s: Metallica. The legendary band will headline the first night! But, that’s not all. In fact, the band will return on stage to headline the third one as well!
The band went online to release a short statement promising “two unique sets.”
“We’re psyched to celebrate Download Festival’s 20th Anniversary with not one… but two nights on June 8 & 10, 2023! It’s been over a decade since we last visited Castle Donington so we’ll make up for lost time with 2 unique sets with no repeat songs whatsoever that weekend.
“We are next-level honored to once again come back and partake in the Download shenanigans on the hallowed grounds of Castle Donington, which has an unparalleled place in rock history. On top of that, to be able to share our double show format with two completely unique sets with no repeat songs for the first time ever in the UK is way f***n’ cool. Bring it on!”
Next, on the second night of Download Festival, Oliver Sykes’s Bring Me The Horizon will perform. Finally, to conclude the 20th celebration, Slipknot will headline the final concert on Sunday, June 11. Slipknot’s Sid Wilson commented the band’s participation:
“Download Festival! So many great memories, one of the most amazing crowds to play in front of, always an honor to share the bill with so many amazing bands, and of course, I’ll never miss the opportunity to play my homeland.”
Get Ready For More!
If that wasn’t enough, get ready to know the names of all the other bands performing at the 2023 Download Festival.
Metallica, Bring Me The Horizon and Slipknot could be enough for any metalhead to have the best experience of their lives. But, Download Festival didn’t stop there. During the four nights, among the 60 performing acts, bands like Evanescence, Placebo, Disturbed and Within Temptation will be seen on stage at the festival. And again, to mention some, Three Days Grace, Ghost, GWAR, Alexisonfire, Municipal Waste, and Soul Glo.
Wait, that’s not all. In addition, Download Festival has promised “many more to be announced.” Wait with use to see which artists are going to join Metallica, Bring Me The Horizon and Slipknot on stage!
Tickets are available for you to guarantee your possibility to see three of the greatest hard rock and metal bands live. Don’t miss this chance and find your pass for Download Festival and more information here.