Download 20th Anniversary Edition Festival Details


Details of the 20th anniversary edition of Download, Britain’s biggest heavy metal festival, have been revealed.

Next year’s event will once again take place at Donington Park in Leciestershire and, for the first time ever, will take place over four days, June 8-11, 2023.

Over 60 acts have been confirmed for episode 2023, including headliners Bring Me The Horizon, Slipknot and Metallica, the latter playing two unique sets on Thursday and Saturday nights.

In a statement, Metallica said, “We are honored on the next level to return once again and be a part of the download shenanigans on the hallowed grounds of Castle Donington, which holds an unprecedented place in rock history.”

“We are honored at the next level to return once again and participate in the download shenanigans”

The band added that the two sets would be completely different with no repeat songs.

Architects, Evanescence, Disturbed, Placebo, Parkway Drive and Ghost are also billed to perform at the event promoted by Live Nation.

Other confirmed acts include As December Falls, Asking Alexandria, Aviva, Bambie Thug, Beauty School Dropout, Behemoth, Blackgold, Blind Channel, Bloodywood, Brutus, Crashface, Crawlers, Dead Sara, Elvana, Enola Gay, Fever 333, Fixation, Graphic Nature, GWAR, Hawxx, Ingested, I Prevail, Jazmin Bean.

Also on the 2023 lineup, Kid Bookie, Kid Kapichi, Lake Malice, Lorna Shore, Mod Sun, Monuments, Motionless In White, Municipal Waste, Nothing, Nowhere., Nova Twins, Polaris, Pupil Slicer, Seether, Set It Off, SiM, Simple Plan, Soen, Soul Glo, Stand Atlantic, Stray From The Path, Taylor Acorn, The Blackout, The Distillers, The Meffs, Terror, Three Days Grace, Touche Amore, VV, Witch Fever.

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