Download Festival

The Download Festival is three days solid of heavy rock music, featuring around 150 acts over five stages at Donington Park - making it the second-largest music festival in Europe.

Having now taken place annually for over a decade, the Festival has earned a reputation for providing rock fans with the very best music the industry has to offer.

Previous headliners have included Iron Maiden, Linkin Park, HIM, Metallica, System of a Down, Guns N’ Roses, KISS, Slipknot, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Aerosmith, and Black Sabbath - to name just a few rock n’ roll heavyweights.

Needless to say, Download Festival tickets tend to have a habit of disappearing quite quickly! And this year’s Festival doesn’t seem to show any signs of bucking this trend; Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold and Aerosmith will headline Download Festival 2014, and are bound to blow fans away with what are sure to be undeniably spectacular performances.

Get your Download tickets for 2014 or miss out on what could be the best weekend of your life!

The 12th Download Festival will be three days of heavy rock music featuring around 150 acts over five stages at Donington Park, the spiritual home of rock! Download Festival 2014 will be held over the weekend of Friday 13th to Sunday 15th June 2014.

The legendary Aerosmith will be closing Download Festival in 2014, when they headline on Sunday 15th June. Joining them on the main stage as main support will be hard rockers, Alter Bridge.

Their headline performance at Download Festival 2014 will be their first on UK soil since 2010, speaking on their return to Donington Park, Joe Perry said

“It’s been too long since we've been to England and we're sincerely f**ing charged to be coming back! See you there"

Saturday night at this year’s festival will be headlined by the Grammy Award winning Linkin Park, who will be playing their multi-platinum debut album ‘HYBRID THEORY’ in its entirety as part of their set.

Released in 2000, Linkin Park’s debut album ‘Hybrid Theory’ truly changed the landscape of rock music. ‘Hybrid Theory’ is one of the highest selling albums of the 2000-2010 decade, selling 27 million copies worldwide. It spawned some the biggest anthems of the 21st century including ‘One Step Closer’, ‘Crawling’, ‘Papercut’ and ‘In the End’. Combine these with the plethora of mammoth hits that have followed Linkin Park throughout their career such as ‘Somewhere I Belong’, ‘Numb’, ‘What I’ve Done’ and more recently, the likes of ‘The Catalyst’ and ‘Waiting For The End’ and you’ve got the makings of Download legend. Speaking on their performance, Chester Bennington said

“We have been kicking around the idea of playing HYBRID THEORY for some time and the perfect opportunity is Download Festival 2014. The legendary energy of the Download crowd is the apex of the rock experience and we are very excited to share this special night with them.”

Avenged Sevenfold, one of the mightiest forces in modern rock, have today been announced as the first headliner for Download Festival 2014. Friday 13th June 2014 will mark a momentous occasion in the history of Avenged Sevenfold as they continue their tradition of spectacular Download performances, by becoming headliners for the very first time, not just at Download Festival, but at any UK festival.

Over the course of the last 14 years, Avenged Sevenfold have grown to be one of the biggest names in heavy music. Consistently releasing ground breaking, genre defying music, the band have written and recorded some of the best and most acclaimed rock albums of the 21st Century, each different to but equally as brilliant as it’s predecessor. Their breath-taking live shows have garnered an unshakeable reputation as one of the most must-see bands in the world. Their most recent studio album, ‘Hail To The King’, was the band’s first to hit the #1 spot in the UK and their second to top the Billboard charts in the US. Download history is sure to be made when they take their rightful place as UK festival headliner for the first time on the hallowed turf of Donington Park.


Others acts announced: In Flames, While She Sleeps, Letlive, The Black Dahlia Murder, Crossfaith, Miss May I, Blessthefall and Dying Fetus

Produced by Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, Download Festival has grown to be the second biggest festival in Europe. Over it’s 12 years, Download has garnered the reputation of providing fans with the very best the world of rock has to offer. The Download community has become one of the most loyal fan bases in the world, establishing the festival as a destination not only for great music, but to build lifelong friendships with like-minded people.

Joining Avenged Sevenfold on the first day of Download Festival 2014 will be none other than the overlord of all things horror metal, Rob Zombie. After an utterly incredible performance headlining the 2nd stage back in 2011, he will be making a welcome return, this time to the main stage, to blow fans away with what is bound to be another undeniably spectacular performance.

Download Festival 2014 has landed, ladies and gentlemen. Be there or miss out on what will probably be the best weekend of your lives!

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