Donington Park

Download Festival History

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th June 2018

Donington Park in Derby

From £150

Minimum age: 5

History of Download Festival

The first Download Festival was held in 2003. The headliners were originally Iron Maiden and Limp Bizkit, although Limp Bizkit pulled out and were replaced by Audioslave. Metallica attempted to step in as headliners, but were unable due to already being headliners at that year's Reading and Leeds Festivals. Instead, they played an unannounced "secret slot" in the afternoon on the second stage. Download Festival 2018 looks like it's going to be another amazing festival which will honour the great history this festival has already amassed.

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