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Dates for the 2016 Download Festival have already been set - for 10th to 12th June at Castle Doningtown. 

A limited amount of Early Bird tickets go on sale Friday, 2nd October.

All three 2016 Download headliners have been confirmed - German industrial rockers Rammstein will headline opening night (Friday, June 10th), metal pioneers Black Sabbath with headline Staturday night on their final tour, and metal legends Iron Maiden have been given the duties of closing out the festival Sunday night! How's that for a trifecta of headliners!?

Other bands added include: Royal Blood, NOFX, Jane's Addiction, Graveyard, Danko Jones, Sixx AM, Bury Tomorrow, Deftones, Megadeeth, Nightwish, Distrubed, Korn, and more to come!

Stay tuned for more #DL2016 line up confirmations.

Last year's edition saw Slipknot, Muse, Kiss, Judas Priest, Five Finger Death Punch, and Black Stone Cherry, among others, take the stage live in concert.

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  • 12 Nov 2015

    Heavy Metal Legends Black Sabbath Are On Tour for the Last Time Playing Final Gigs and European Festivals.

    Black Sabbath has announced they will do one more tour with three quarters of their original lineup. The band has said this tour will be called "The End" as it will be their last tour together. The Heavy Metal band has announced 24 tour stops so far and are adding more as interest is shown...

  • 15 Jun 2015

    The Muggs 'Straight Up Boogaloo' Interview Part 3: Album Release. Tour Plans.

    We last had a proper chat with The Muggs prior to their 2013 Spanish and European tour. The Detroit blues rock band has successfullly gained a dedicated fan base in the underground blues/country rock scene of the country stereotypically known for their flamenco music.In 2013, prior ...

  • 30 Apr 2015

    D’Angelo Announces June ‘Second Coming’ U.S. Tour. Playing Bonnaroo, North Coast Music Festival, and Outside Lands 2015.

    When debut album, Brown Sugar, hit the air in 1995, D’Angelo solidified his place in the 90s r&b/neo soul scene. Hits “Brown Sugar,” “Cruisin,” “Lady,” and more propelled the album to platinum status while maintaining it on the charts for over a year.After taking a br...

  • 22 Apr 2015

    Brand New Back with Brand New Tunes. Playing Concerts/Festivals Across America, UK, Europe This Summer.

    Fans of the band Brand New now have something to look forward to this summer as the band will be crossing the country, playing various venues on their most recent tour. They have been playing dates throughout April and will continue their US tour into the summer, with a small number of UK ...


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  • lewisktfc


    is it possible to apply to play here?

    • 18 Dec 11 16:56
  • sexystaceysds


    I went to Download 2005, it was amazing :) sound quality on the main stage wasn't that good. I loved watching Nightwish. If you ever get the chance to go to a Download festival, just go dudes!! lol

    • 22 Sep 11 17:18
  • cler5gigcouk


    preliminary line up: Them Crooked Vultures Deftones Stone Temple Pilots Bullet For My Valentine Motorhead Megadeth Wolfmother Volbeat

    • 26 Jan 10 09:46