Download Festival background
Download has become one of the most popular festivals of our times. Located at Leicestershire’s Donington Park, each edition of the festival becomes a meeting point for over 80,000 fans who are craving to see some of the best shows out there! Indeed, the festival has boasted some of the biggest names in heavy metal music, such as the likes of Iron Maiden, AC DC, Deftones, Audioslave, Metallica and many more. If you want to be there at one of the best rock festivals in the world, then get your Download Festival tickets here today at StubHub.
Download Festival was conceived as a follow up to the 'Monsters of Rock' festivals that used to be held at Donnington Park in the 1980s and 90s. Started by The first ever Download Festival was held in 2003 at Donnington and the headliners were scheduled to be Limp Bizkit and Iron Maiden, although the former were replaced by Audioslave. Metallica also made a special, unannounced show in the middle of the afternoon, sending fans crazy. Since then, the festival has gone on to even bigger and better things and some of the world's best and most popular rock and metal bands have performed on the famous Donnington Stage. So, what are you waiting for? Buy and sell Download Festival tickets right here at StubHub.
Download Festival expansion abroad
Seeing the unprecedented success the Download Festival had achieved in the UK, the promoters decided to expand the frontiers of this metal Mecca and released a trial edition of the festival in Paris, France in 2016. The trial was a great success and laid the path for other editions, such as a festival in Madrid, Spain and also in Australia. The very first Download Festival in Australia took place in 2018 Now it’s Melbourne’s turn - the very first Download Festival Australian took place in 2018 and was a huge success. Will there be more Download Festivals around the world. In 2019, the British rock festival has confirmed it will also have Japan dates for the very first time, meaning the festival will make its Asian debut. With so many great bands on the Download lineup, are you going to miss your chance to attend one of the world's best rock and metal festivals? Buy your Download Festival tickets while you still can, and enjoy one of the world's biggest rock festivals.
Some of the best Download Festival lineups
Over the years, Download has hosted some of the most epic bands in the history of rock and metal. Some of the bands to have played in the UK, or abroad, include Linkin Park, Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Muse, Guns N' Roses, Foo Fighters, The Offspring, System of A Down, Green Day, Blink 182, Iron Maiden, Slayer and many, many more. It's time to start growing your hair and practising your headbanging, buy Download Festival tickets today!