Donington Park

Download Festival History

Friday 14th - Sunday 16th June 2019

Donington Park in Derby

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 2019 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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