Download Festival 2023 is GO, and they are celebrating 20 years with an absolutely stacked line-up.
Download Festival 2023 is well and truly here.
And they are going to be celebrating 20 years of Donington Park brilliance in some style.
First off, the festival is being extended from three to FOUR days of music.
And that leads us to the headliners.
Metallica are going to be playing two of the four nights, playing two completely different sets with no songs repeated.
They had this to say about it:
“We are next-level honoured to once again come back and partake in the Download shenanigans on the hallowed grounds of Castle Donington, which has an unparalleled place in rock history. On top of that, to be able to share our double show format with two completely unique sets with no repeat songs for the first time ever in the U.K is way fuckin’ cool. Bring it on!!”
Then Bring Me The Horizon will be making their headlining debut, and Slipknot will be returning for the first time since 2019.
Oli Sykes had this to say about the honour:
“Download Festival was one of the first festivals I ever attended as a punter. It was our first amazing festival experience to play as a band, and now the fact that we are headlining such a prestigious event blows my mind. We can’t wait to bring a whole new sound and show for the Download audience.”
And Sid Wilson had this to say on the 9’s return:
“Download Festival! So many great memories, one of the most amazing crowds to play in front of, always an honour to share the bill with so many amazing bands, and of course, I’ll never miss the opportunity to play my homeland.”
And we are only just scratching the service. 60+ more bands have been added as well.
Here they are in alphabetical order:
As December Falls
Beauty School Dropout
Motionless In White
Set It Off
Stray From The Path
Three Days Grace
WOW. Okay, let’s go.
Download Festival will be taking place between 8-11 June at the legendary Donington Park.
Tickets are on sale from this Thursday (November 10) from right HERE