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Retaining its title year after year as the only rock festival worth mentioning, Download Festival continues to hit all the right notes for true fans of rock music. Three days of heavy rock over five stages are what await the faithful who make the journey to the iconic location every year.
Previous headliners have included the likes of Marilyn Manson, Iron Maiden, Metallica, HIM, Black Sabbath, System of a Down, Tool, and Guns N’ Roses to name a few.
With each year’s improvement on the last, and the organizers staying true to the Donnington ‘Monsters of Rock’ ethos, rock music certainly has a spiritual home in the shape of Download Festival.
The bars stay open after the entertainment has finished, and running until 2am (Friday to Sunday) there'll be an after-hours Campsite Entertainment Zone, which has a cafe, beer stall, funfair rides, various shops, and a cinema.
At Download Festival 2018 there'll be a selection of markets which will include a variety of food from around the world, as well as clothes, jewellery, massages, piercing & tattoos, organic foods, souvenirs, merchandise, and loads more.
This is a festival purely for the rock enthusiasts, the loyal, and the dedicated.
Download 2018 Headliners
Guns N' Roses
Download 2018 - Full Line Up So Far...
Avenged Sevenfold / Guns N’ Roses / Ozzy Osbourne
A / Alexisonfire / All Them Witches / Anchor Lane / Andrew W.K / Asking Alexandria / Avatar / BABYMETAL / Bad Cop/ Bad Cop / Bad Religion / Baroness / Being As An Ocean / Black Foxxes / Black Stone Cherry / Black Veil Brides / Blessthefall / Body Count Ft. Ice T / Boston Manor / Bullet For My Valentine / Bury Tomorrow / Cancer Bats / Cellar Darling / CKY/ Corrosion Of Conformity / Cradle Of Filth / Culture Abuse / Dead Cross / DED / Blooms / DragonForce / Dream State / Ecca Vandal / Emmure / Employed To Serve / Gold Key / Greta Van Fleet / Hatebreed / Hell Is For Heroes / Helpless / Higher Power / Igorrr / In This Moment / Inglorious / Jamie Lenman / Jonathan Davis / Kaiser Franz / Knocked Loose / Koyo / Kreator / L7 / Lawnmower Deth / Less Than Jake / Loath / Malevolence / Marilyn Manson / Marmozets / Mayday Parade / Meshuggah / Milk Teeth / Miss May I / Monster Truck / Myke Gray / Myrkur / Neck Deep / No Hot Ashes / Nothing More / Parkway Drive / Plini / Powerflo / Puppy / Rise Against / Rolo Tomassi / Savage Messiah / Shinedown / SHVPES / Sleep Token / Starcrawler / Stick To Your Guns / Stray From The Path / Sun Arcana / TesseracT / The Bottom Line / The Bronx / The Faim / The Hives / The Hyena Kill / The Maine / The Pink Slips / The Struts / The Temperance Movement / Thrice / Thunder / Thy Art Is Murder / Tigress / Turbonegro / Volbeat / Von Hertzen Brothers / Wayward Sons / Whiskey Myers / Woes / WSTR / You Me At Six / Zeal & Ardor
Event Dates and Times
Download Festival will take place from 8th – 10th June 2018.
5 Night Camping and 5 Night Quiet Camping Tickets give you access to campsites from 12pm on Wednesday 6th June until 12pm on Monday 11th June 2018 and access to the Arena on all show days.
3 Night Camping and 3 Night Quiet Camping Tickets give you access to campsites from 10am on Friday 8th June until 12pm on Monday 11th June 2018 and access to the Arena on all show days.
Weekend Arena Tickets only gives you access to the Arena on all show days (Fri/Sat/Sun).
Curfew 11pm close each night
Please note these times are approximate and subject to Health & Safety checks prior to each opening.
Disabled Access Information
For those with access requirements – they can purchase a standard ticket and then for any requirements, carer passes etc they should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure they do not purchase a ticket for carers as we cannot refund any sales at a later point. “The application process for Download 2018 will be open in January, please refer to the website” Please email email@example.com for more information.
All disabled customers are welcome at Download Festival 2018, but as it is a greenfield site there are steep stony hilly sections of the site, meaning that sometimes access across the site is not that easy especially in bad weather conditions. Please bare this in mind when booking for the event. Stewards however, will be around to assist.
Live Nation provides a number of facilities in the arena and campsite to accommodate disabled customer's needs, please see the other headings on the left. Not all disabled customer's need use of these facilities but we will provide access to whatever is needed and/or a free carer/PA ticket where required to ensure your stay is comfortable and most of all enjoyable.
Please note: The event information above has been added by the organiser. Whilst we try to ensure all details are up-to-date we do not make any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information shown.