Download Festival 2023 Reveals Huge Lineup with Metallica, Slipknot and More
Download Festival 2023 just announced over 60 bands for their 20th-anniversary edition. The 20th-anniversary edition will also include bands like Metallica, Slipknot, Bring Me the Horizon, Ghost, and many more.
We know Terrance Gough founded the Download Festival, which is held annually at Donington Park, United Kingdom. And happens every year on the motorsport circuit in Leicestershire, England, in Paris, France, at Parramatta Park in Sydney, and at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne too.
Download Festival will also host most known music bands like Evanescence, Parkway Drive, Disturbed, Pendulum, Architects, Ghost, The Distillers, Placebo, Alexisonfire, Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, I Prevail, FEVER 333, Stray From The Path, Lorna Shore, Nova Twins, Within Temptation, and a reunited The Blackout over 4 days from June 8 to June 11th, 2023. Check the concert poster below!
Metallica will complete the evening on Thursday (June 8th) and Saturday (June 10th) with two entirely different concerts. Bring Me the Horizon will headline on Friday (June 9th), with Slipknot closing off the weekend on Sunday (June 11th).
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For this shows Metallica shared a statement:
“We are next-level honored 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 UK is way fuckin’ cool. Bring it on!”
Slipknot member Sid Wilson also added:
“Download Festival! So many great memories, one of the most amazing crowds to play in front of, always an honor to share the bill with so many amazing bands, and of course, I’ll never miss the opportunity to play my homeland.”
And for buying a ticket you need to follow these steps, pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday (November 9th) at 9 a.m. UK time, with regular sales starting Thursday (November 10th) at 10 a.m. UK time.
Bring Me the Horizon vocalist Oli Sykes added:
“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.”
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Here are some FAQs for the Download Festival 2023:
How to Get Tickets to the Download Festival
- They will go on general sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 10 through Ticketmaster and See Tickets.
- Fans may sign up for a presale on the official Download website, which begins at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8th.
What are the ticket costs for Download Festival 2023?
- The following prices have been confirmed for next year’s festival tickets:
- General camping weekend and five-night stay – £345.00 (including fees)
- General camping weekend and four-night stay – £325.00 (including fees)
All the other bands announced:
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, 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.