Download Festival 2023: Line-up, how to get tickets, weather forecast and travel info

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Download Festival is here and many people will be flocking to Donington Park Circuit for the rock music event.

Download Festival is now underway, with an impressive line-up for keen rock music fans. The festival will take place between Thursday, June 8 to Sunday, June 11.

Headliners Metallica, Bring Me The Horizon and Slipknot, as well as Pendulum, Neck Deep Placebo and many more are set to play the festival, in what will be an unforgettable weekend to kickstart festival season in style.

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Over the years, many rock legends have graced the Download main stage, including Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Linkin Park. The festival was conceived as a follow up to the Monsters of Rock festivals which had been held at the Donington Park Circuit between 1980 and 1996.

But what is the line-up for Download Festival and are tickets still available? Here’s everything you need to know.

Download Festival 2023 - line-up 

  • Stand Atlantic
  • Nova Twins
  • Hot Milk
  • Neck Deep
  • Metallica
  • Pendulum
  • Architects
  • Slipknot
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • The Warning
  • Smash Into Pieces
  • Elvana
  • Epica
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Within Temptation
  • Evanescence

The full line-up can be found on the Download Festival website.

Download Festival 2023 - how to get tickets

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Sadly, tickets for Download Festival are sold out. On Friday, May 5, organisers took to the official Download Festival Twitter page to reveal all tickets had been sold. They said: "Downloaders, thanks for making the 20th anniversary the biggest ever".

Download Festival Met Office weather forecast

Friday, June 9

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On Friday, it is set to be Sunny throughout the day, changing to partly cloudy by the afternoon. Maximum temperature of 19C.

Saturday, June 10

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms on Saturday. Maximum temperature of 27C.

Sunday, June 11

The yellow thunderstorm warning will also be in place on Sunday. Maximum temperature of 24C.

Download Festival 2023 - travel information

Download Festival takes place at Donington Park, next to East Midlands Airport.Taking place where the three counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire meet, Download Festival has excellent connections by road, rail, bus and plane.

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On Thursday, festival goers were hit by huge traffic jams as they attempted to reach the event. The Download Festival website states: “These are your best and quickest routes to arrive onsite at Download.

“Coming from the South on the M1, use Junction 23 onto the A512, then the A42 north to junction 14 and the A453 straight to Download Festival. Coming from the North on the M1, use Junction 24 onto the A453 and follow signage to Download, past the airport.

“Allow enough time for your journey and arrive early if you can. Please keep following @downloadfest for official travel advice throughout the day.”

During the festival, Nottingham & Derby will be running a shuttle bus service to and from the festival from both East Midlands Parkway and Derby station. Timetables are available on the event’s website.

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If you are getting a lift to or from the festival, the drop off / pick up area is located inside the Transport Hub at Download Festival, with road signs directing to this location around the festival site. Organisers recommend instructing drivers to drop you off, and pick you up, from this location and not nearby roads. Roads surrounding the festival can be unsafe, with unstable verges, often with no pavements or lighting.

There will also be “no stopping” orders in place around the site and drivers may risk enforcement action if they do not use the Transport Hub.

For more information about travel, visit the Download Festival website.

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