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Download Festival
Location(s) Donington Park, Leicestershire, England
Years active Since 2003
Date(s) Usually second weekend in June
Genre Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk, Alternative

The Download Festival is a three day rock music festival held annually at Donington Park, England (which hosted Monsters of Rock between 1980 and 1996, and 2002's Ozzfest). It takes place at the end of spring, and is owned and managed by Live Nation.

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History

The Download Festival was conceived as a follow up to the Monsters of Rock festivals which had been held in at the Donington Park circuit between 1980 and 1996. Rather than run as a single day event Download was initially a 2 day event (expanding to 3 days in 2005).

The name Download was chosen for the festival for two reasons. Downloading was a dirty word in the music industry at the time, due to file sharing, and rock is seen as a rebelleous genre of music. The organisers faced pressure from the rest of the industry, with some even claiming that the Download Festival would "destroy the music industry". Also Download was to be a Monsters Of Rock for the 21st Century and the internet would provide connectivity with its audience.

The 2003 festival tickets had a code on them, which would allow festival goers to download tracks from bands which had played. Although this idea has been dropped in subsequent years, the festival organisers have nurtured an online community through the Festival Forums. Initially a sounding board for the fans (and critics) of the festival, the boards have become an integral part of the festival organisation with regular contributions from Festival Director John Probyn and Promotor Andy Copping. The forums also provide face to face feedback through the Fan Forum meetings (started in 2006) and organise the Boardie BBQ (2006 on) and the Boardie Takeover night (2009), football tournaments and a pub quiz for the R.I.P. campers who arrive on a Wednesday night.

When Download began, it took place on the Donington Park circuit infield as had Monsters Of Rock. However in 2008 developments for Formula One meant that the infield was no longer suitable as a festival site. 2008 saw a move to the "Sunday Markets" site to the west of the circuit. Although adequate, numbers were limited and the location of the campsite meant that getting from one's tent to the arena was quite a hike. 2009 saw the festival move to a much more suitable (and popular) location to the south of the circuit.

Download 2003

The first Download Festival was held in 2003. The headliners were originally Iron Maiden and Limp Bizkit, although Limp Bizkit pulled out and were replaced by Audioslave. Metallica attempted to step in as headliners, but were unable due to already being headliners at that year's Reading and Leeds Festivals. Instead, they played an unannounced "secret slot" in the afternoon on the second stage, with no sound check and after playing an exclusive club show in London the night before.

Main Stage
Saturday Sunday

Iron Maiden
Marilyn Manson
Deftones
Ministry
InMe
Murderdolls
Amen
Funeral for a Friend
Stampin' Ground
Shadows Fall
Murder One

Audioslave
Zwan
Flint
Apocalyptica
Less Than Jake
Disturbed
Stone Sour
Evanescence
Mudvayne
Spineshank
The Darkness
One Minute Silence
Raging Speedhorn
Instruction

Scuzz Stage
Saturday Sunday

A
Reel Big Fish
Taproot
Sepultura
Reef
HIM
Soil
The Hellacopters
SikTh
3 Colours Red
From Autumn to Ashes
QueenAdreena
Violent Delight
Stiff Cookie
Arch Enemy
Chimaira

NOFX
Boysetsfire
The Bouncing Souls
Strung Out
Thrice
[Spunge]
TSOL
Real McKenzies
Metallica
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
Brand New
Chevelle Pulled out last minute, replaced with 2nd set from Instruction
Beatsteaks
Randy
Fabulous Disaster

Download 2004

In 2004, another stage was added to the festival, bringing the total to three. Seventy-two bands played over the two days. The 2004 event was also noticeable for several last minute hitches. First, Soil got lost on the way to Donington and missed their main stage appearance on Saturday (they later joined Drowning Pool on stage to perform Drowning Pool's "Bodies" and their own song "Halo"). Static-X missed their slot due to a bus breakdown. On Sunday, Slayer arrived on time, but their equipment did not, leading to a slot change from the middle of the afternoon on the main stage to a later slot (and longer set) on the second stage. Slayer were replaced on the main stage by Damageplan, who were scheduled to play the second stage. Their setlist ended with a rendition of Damageplan founders Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell's most recognisable song from Pantera, "Walk."

The biggest news came from the headliners Metallica, however, when Lars Ulrich was rushed to hospital.[1] Taking to the stage an hour and a half late, James Hetfield explained the situation with Lars and the show then began with Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo playing on "Battery" and "The Four Horsemen." Slipknot's Joey Jordison played the rest of the set apart from Fade to Black which was played by Metallica's drum technician, Flemming Larsen. The set featured no post-"Black Album" songs and was about an hour and ten minutes long: short for a headliner. The set is considered one of the band's most memorable performances.[citation needed]

The full line-up included:

Main Stage
Saturday Sunday

Linkin Park
Sum 41
The Stooges
The Hives
The Distillers
Cradle of Filth
Monster Magnet
Opeth
The Dillinger Escape Plan

Metallica
Korn
Slipknot
Slayer
Machine Head
Damageplan
Soulfly
Ill Niño
Turbonegro
Breed 77

Snickers "Game On" Stage
Saturday Sunday

Pennywise
Electric Six
Wildboyz (Steve-o and Chris Pontius)
Arch Enemy
Biffy Clyro
Idiot Pilot
Million Dead
Instruction
36 Crazyfists
Akercocke
Viking Skull
Powder
The Bled

HIM
Bowling for Soup
Taking Back Sunday
Slayer
Life of Agony
Brides of Destruction
Drowning Pool
Hatebreed
Hoobastank
Trapt
Silvertide
Ricky Warwick
Terra Diablo

Barfly Stage
Saturday Sunday

Peaches
International Noise Conspiracy
Ikara Colt
thisGirl
Roxy Saint
The Glitterati
Surferosa
Burst
Lowfive
Yourcodenameis:Milo
Bullet for My Valentine
The Holiday Plan
Hiding Place
Fireapple Red

Suicide Girls
Young Heart Attack
Span
The Sounds
Dirty Americans
Recover
Amplifier
Do Me Bad Things
Danko Jones
The Black Dahlia Murder
Mooney Suzuki
Gonga
Despised Icon
Hurricane Party
Planet of Women

Scotland In June 2004 a two day Download Festival was held on Glasgow Green, several days before the Donington event. This had a limited line up with only nine bands performing over a two day period. However, the bands which did play were similar to those appearing at Donington including the headliners, Metallica and Linkin Park. Download Scotland also saw an appearance from the Welsh rock band Lostprophets who were unique to the event and did not perform at Donington.

Acts which also appeared over the two days at Download Scotland were Korn, Slipknot, Iggy and The Stooges, Machine Head, The Distillers and HIM.

The running order went as follows:

Day 1 Day 2

Metallica
Slipknot
Korn
HIM

Linkin Park
Lostprophets
The Stooges
The Distillers
Machine Head

Download 2005

A view of the Main stage at Download Festival 2005

Download 2005 was held again at Donington Park, on 10 -12 June 2005. This festival was different from previous years as the Saturday was officially dubbed Ozzfest 2005, as well as an "Indie day" on the first day of the festival.

Billy Idol performed on the Snickers stage on the Friday night; his first UK gig after a lengthy hiatus, performing songs such as White Wedding, Rebel Yell and a cover version of Van Halen's anthem, Jump.

Feeder's frontman Grant Nicholas was so relieved the band won the crowd over (there were concerns that they would be received badly by the traditional attendee to the festival), he decided to smash his green Fender Jazzmaster guitar after "Descend" was performed. He later said that he regretted it, but also said he kept the neck and the tremeloes, and might use what was left to make a new guitar. A part of the body was thrown to a member of the crowd.[citation needed]

Lemmy also took to the stage, with former MC5 members, and Gilby Clarke, to perform Back in the USA.

Sleaze metal band Crashdiet played their first and so far only show in the UK on the Napster Stage.[citation needed]

Initially, Bert McCracken of The Used and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance were asked to perform their cover of Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie, but the former friends refused the offer to perform the cover as they had recently fallen out.[citation needed]

The official line-up included:

Main Stage[2]
Friday Saturday Sunday

Feeder
Garbage
Dinosaur Jr
Megadeth
Biffy Clyro
The Others
JJ72
Idiot Pilot
Wednesday 13
Queen Adreena

Black Sabbath
Velvet Revolver
HIM
Anthrax
Alter Bridge
Bowling for Soup
A
The Mad Capsule Markets
The Dwarves
Trivium

System of a Down
Slipknot
Slayer
Nightwish
Killswitch Engage
Papa Roach
Mudvayne
Society 1
DV8

Snickers Stage[2]
Friday Saturday Sunday

Billy Idol
The Used
My Chemical Romance
InMe
The Bled
Apocalyptica
Underøath
Lordi
Fozzy
Flogging Molly

In Flames
Chimaira
Lamb of God
Bullet for my Valentine
Meshuggah
Unearth
Every Time I Die
Open Hand
American Head Charge
The Hurt Process

Motörhead
DKT/MC5
Funeral for a Friend[3]
Lacuna Coil
Mastodon
Shadows Fall
Helmet
Caliban
As I Lay Dying
Gizmachi
Send More Paramedics
The Mascara Story

Napster Stage[2]
Friday Saturday Sunday

Napalm Death
Raging Speedhorn
Paradise Lost
A Change of Pace
Hurricane Party
Tokyo Dragons
Colour of Fire
Slunt
Just a Word
Crashdiet
Planet of Women

Helmet
The Lucky Nine
Breed 77
The Explosion
Towers of London
Johnny Truant
The Ga Ga's
The Answer
Panic Cell
Crucified Barbara
Diamond Nights
Don't Quit Your Day Job
City on Fire

Therapy?
Team Sleep
Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
The Dresden Dolls
The Glitterati
The Saints
Engerica
3 Inches of Blood
Still Remains
No Hope in New Jersey
Acidtone
Henry Rollins (Spoken word "sermon")

Download 2006

Alice in Chains at Download Festival 2006

The 2006 Download Festival was held at Donington Park, England on the 9th, 10th, and 11th of June. Download 2006 boasted the largest selling acts out of all the UK music festivals that year (in terms of the combined total of every act).[citation needed] The three days comprising the headlining acts (Tool, Metallica and Guns N' Roses) have sales of approximately 200-250 million albums between them, more than the entire line up of 2006's V Festival.

2006 was the first time the festival was mirrored in the Republic of Ireland, as Download Festival Ireland.

One memorable moment of the festival was the announcement that Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis had been rushed to hospital.[4] Similar to 2004's Metallica set, Munky, Fieldy and David Silveria arrived and explained to the fans why Jonathan couldn't make it and played with guest vocalists Corey Taylor from Slipknot, Dez Fafara from DevilDriver, Jesse Hasek from 10 Years, Benji Webbe from Skindred, M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold, and Matt Heafy from Trivium. Lyrics from the song "Blind" were displayed on the screen for Matt Heafy. Another talking point of the festival was Metallica playing the album Master of Puppets in its entirety in honour of its twentieth anniversary. Guns N' Roses also performed material from the long forthcoming Chinese Democracy album which was received quite well by the crowd. Another was the return of Alice In Chains with a new singer replacing the late Layne Staley

Main Stage The main stage was situated in the centre of the arena with crowd control moving around it, and was the largest of all three stages, the safety barriers used at this stage were in a T shape so as to avoid crowd crush in the middle. The stage was open-air and named in honour of the 25th anniversary of Kerrang! magazine.

Main Stage[5]
Friday Saturday Sunday

Tool
Deftones
Coheed and Cambria
Soulfly
Strapping Young Lad
Soil
Wicked Wisdom
Amplifier (band)

Metallica
Korn
Trivium
Avenged Sevenfold
Stone Sour
Alice in Chains
Arch Enemy
Bloodsimple
Satyricon
Down (Unannounced Set[6])

Guns N' Roses
Funeral for a Friend
Bullet for My Valentine
Cradle of Filth
Lacuna Coil
In Flames
36 Crazyfists
DragonForce
Hatebreed
Breed 77

Snickers Stage The Snickers Stage was situated in a tent, behind the main stage and was the second largest stage at the festival. Access to the stage was via a one-way system which attempted to spread people around the site, rather than all attempting to push through a rather small space.

Snickers Stage[5]
Friday Saturday Sunday

The All-American Rejects
Atreyu
InMe
Clutch
Fishbone
Dredg
Bleeding Through
Gojira
Throwdown
Suns of the Tundra

Alter Bridge
Opeth
Within Temptation
Secret Machines
Billy Talent
Henry Rollins
DevilDriver
SikTh
Johnny Truant
Khoma

The Prodigy
Alexisonfire
Eighteen Visions
Hundred Reasons
Aiden
Fightstar
From First to Last
DevilDriver (Instead of Soilwork[7])
Zebrahead
God Forbid

Gibson/Myspace Stage The Myspace stage was the smallest of the three and under a smaller tent. It was positioned across from the front of the main stage.

Gibson/Myspace Stage[5]
Friday Saturday Sunday

Ginger & The Sonic Circus
Backyard Babies
Cathedral
Engerica
Bullets & Octane
My Awesome Compilation
Animal Alpha
The Audition
Art of Dying
Enter Shikari
Kitty Hudson

Killing Joke
Reuben
Mondo Generator
Louie
This Is Menace
10 Years
Flyleaf
Manic
It Dies Today
Living Things
Exit Ten
Colon Open Bracket
Stonegard
My Alamo

Sick of it All
Lordi
Skindred
Moneen
Darkest Hour
Blindside
Mendeed
Bring Me the Horizon
The Zico Chain
Voodoo Six
Lauren Harris
Winterville
Streetlight Youth
I-Def-I

Snickers Bowl Stage[5]
Friday Saturday Sunday

Gay for Johnny Depp
Keiko
SinTuition

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
getAmped
The Hedrons

Viking Skull
Betty curse
Evergrey

Controversy

In addition to high temperatures and long queues for water, throughout most of the festival, bottles were thrown around the crowd, mostly in a harmless manner.[citation needed] However, during the Sunday headline set of Guns N' Roses, one or more bottles landed on the stage. This caused problems after the band's lead singer, Axl Rose, slipped on the wet surface and a bottle hit bassist Tommy Stinson. Stinson threw his bass, accidentally hitting one of the cameramen, and left the stage. He returned after the song and apologized, but warned the crowd that if this activity continued, he would leave for good. There were some disturbances but they eventually died down, and later in the set Rose commented "I'm actually having quite a good time now! I couldn't have said that an hour ago!"[8]

On the final night, fires were started by some festival goers and police were called, arresting twelve people.[9]. At around 4am, the fire brigade arrived to put out a large fire at the gold campsite. A number of people had taken the railings that had been used to separate the campsite area from the path and used them to barricade the road to prevent the fire engines from reaching the main fire. At this point a number of police assembled in riot gear, and proceeded to stop the troublemakers. The festival director, Stuart Galbraith, posted a message on the official website stating that "About 150 people spoiled the end of what had been a great weekend for over 75,000 of us." [10]

Download 2007

Stone Sour playing the main stage at Download Festival 2007

The 2007 Download Festival took place on June 8-10 2007.[11]

The three bands that headlined the 2007 festival were My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park and Iron Maiden. My Chemical Romance's announcement as headliners caused much disappointment with fans looking forward to a heavier lineup.

Through February, March and the beginning of April, more bands were announced in small groups of five or six,[12] and on 17 April this lineup was arranged into days and stages on the official website.[13] A further announcement of fifteen bands on 24 April added to this lineup, and announced the names of the second and third stages - The Dimebag Darrell Stage, and The Tuborg Stage.[14]

Korn's Jonathan Davis stated that the reason for the band returning this year, was because of his absence due to illness last year. He states on the official Download Festival website, "I am so looking forward to coming to the Download Festival this year. I was heartbroken to pull out last time. So this time I am very happy to be coming back and we promise to rock the place! I will definitely make-up for missing the last one. You can expect an amazing Korn show!"[15]

Download 2007 was Dimmu Borgir's first ever festival appearance in England. Hardcore Superstar pulled out of their slot on the Tuborg stage on the Sunday because their tour bus broke down in Germany.

Download 2007 also featured the first band to officially perform on the Thursday of the festival. Scumface played on the Tuborg Stage during the boardie barbecue.[16]

Lamb Of God's DVD Walk With Me In Hell features the band's full performance at the festival.[17]

Main Stage[13]
Friday Saturday Sunday

My Chemical Romance
Velvet Revolver
Wolfmother
DragonForce
Megadeth
Hinder
Buckcherry
Zico Chain

Linkin Park
Marilyn Manson
Slayer
Machine Head
Bowling for Soup
30 Seconds to Mars
Aiden
Shadows Fall
HELLYEAH
Turisas

Iron Maiden
Evanescence
Killswitch Engage
Stone Sour
Lamb of God
Mastodon
Papa Roach
Chimaira
Reuben
Parikrama

Dimebag Darrell Stage[13]
Friday Saturday Sunday

Korn
Enter Shikari
Paramore
Porcupine Tree
Saosin
From Autumn to Ashes
Turbonegro
Ill Niño
ANJ

Mötley Crüe
Satellite Party
Biffy Clyro
My Vitriol
My Dying Bride
Gallows
Anathema
As I Lay Dying
Bring Me the Horizon
Bloodsimple
Elliot Minor
Cat the Dog

Billy Talent
Dream Theater
Dimmu Borgir
Within Temptation
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Orange Goblin
DevilDriver
Unearth
Cancer Bats
After Forever
Eyelash

Tuborg Stage[13]
Friday Saturday Sunday

Suicidal Tendencies
Hayseed Dixie
yourcodenameis:milo
Job for a Cowboy
The Hedrons
Sanctity
I Was a Cub Scout
The Scare
This Et Al
Fortune Drive
Drive-by Argument

Head Automatica
Necro
The Answer
Silverstein
Lez Zeppelin
Architects
Priestess
Panic Cell
Beyond All Reason
My Alamo
Damone
Army of Freshmen
Malpractice

Reel Big Fish
Fastway
Cult of Luna
Lauren Harris
Fair to Midland
Kids in Glass Houses
Between the Trees
Flood of Red
Hardcore Superstar
Lights. Action!
Still Remains
In This Moment
The Ghost of a Thousand
LostAlone

Download 2008

The 2008 Download festival took place on June 13 - June 15. The 2008 festival had a significantly different layout to that of the previous years in that the festival arena area was situated in land to the west of the race track instead of the traditional venue of the race track infield area. Notable amongst numerous changes is that the Tuborg stage became larger and moved from a marquee to an open-air format, located on a tarmac car park.[18] Chris Cornell was originally scheduled to play the festival, but he cancelled his European tour so he could focus on a new album. Twin Method, and Finger Eleven were announced to play but were removed from the official websites lineup. On the Friday of the festival, Kid Rock was meant to appear between Seether and Disturbed on the Main Stage but pulled out at the last minute. At first it was announced that this was due to illness, but it was later revealed he left the festival grounds after becoming dissatisfied with the amenities.[19] This allowed the two bands, Disturbed and Judas Priest, to have longer sets.

The 2008 Boardie BBQ took place on the Gibson stage on Thursday June 12 and included a performance by Forever Never.[20]

Main Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Kiss
Judas Priest
Motörhead
Disturbed
Seether
Beat Union
Black Tide

The Offspring
Incubus
Bullet for My Valentine
Biffy Clyro
Alter Bridge
Madina Lake
36 Crazyfists
Job for a Cowboy
Skindred
Sign

Lostprophets
Jimmy Eat World
Coheed & Cambria
In Flames
Within Temptation
Apocalyptica
Black Stone Cherry
Fightstar
From First to Last
Glamour of the Kill

Tuborg Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Simple Plan
Rise Against
Rival Schools
The Subways
The Fall of Troy
Comeback Kid
The Black Dahlia Murder
Stone Gods
Zebrahead

HIM
Ash
Pendulum
Ace Frehley
Amon Amarth
Bleeding Through
Throwdown
A Day to Remember
The Devil Wears Prada
Alesana
Annotations of an Autopsy
Malefice

Cavalera Conspiracy
Children of Bodom
The Wildhearts
Elliot Minor
Kids in Glass Houses
Chiodos
Airbourne
Rose Tattoo
Lethal Bizzle
Municipal Waste
Animal Alpha
Cry for Silence

Gibson Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

The Dillinger Escape Plan
Kill Hannah
Slaves to Gravity
High on Fire
In Case of Fire
Blackhole
Hostile
Firewind
Caimbo
Rolo Tomassi
Lovvers

Testament
Saxon
Johnny Truant
Fighting With Wire
Brigade
Army of Freshmen
The Haze
Big Linda
The Last Supper
Trigger the Bloodshed
Mexicolas
Go:Audio
Rise to Remain
Verra Cruz

Jonathan Davis
Valient Thorr
Haunts
August Burns Red
Voodoo Six
Between the Buried and Me
Ted Maul
Canterbury
Exit Ten
The Galvatrons
Sons of Albion
Devil Sold His Soul
Invasion

[21]

Download 2009

The 2009 Download Festival took place on June 12–14 at Donington Park with an estimated attendance of 120,000 over 3 days. The headliners were Faith No More, Slipknot and Def Leppard.[22] Other notable performers included Limp Bizkit, who were playing in the UK with their original line-up for the first time since 2001, Trivium returning for their third appearance and first head lining spot, Anvil, the band featured in the 2008 film Anvil! The Story of Anvil, and Steel Panther, who were making their first appearance in the UK on the Tuborg Stage. A fourth stage, the "Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage", also made an appearance at this year's festival. This stage was also present at other UK festivals, such as T in the Park in Balado, Scotland, and the Underage Festival in Victoria Park, London.

The 2009 Boardie BBQ took place in the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage on Thursday June 11. This year the band was Attica Rage.

The Thursday night of the 2009 festival also saw the Boardie Takeover night. Four bands, three DJ's: Cyst, Dave KC and Gabber Fox, two singers, a stand-up and a burlesque dancer - all members of the Festival Forums - performed to a full house in the End Tent. These bands were Scumface (returning after a successful appearance at the Boardie BBQ in 2007), Orestea, Echovirus and headliners, Silent Descent. [23]

On Monday 18 May the festival confirmed on its official website that Camping tickets had completely sold out. [24]

On 19 May, it was revealed in an interview with Andy Copping on Music Channel Scuzz that there will be secret sets. It was later revealed the bands would be Enter Shikari and Thunder. [25]

On Wednesday 3 June, one week before the campsite opened, Download released a further 2,500 camping tickets. These limited tickets sold out within 24 hours of being released.

The winners of the "Red Bull Bedroom Jam Competition" was Gravesend-based band After The Ordeal. This set was the first ever 'virtual gig', with the band playing live from their bedroom and this footage being streamed live onto the Main Stage at Download Festival, between Pendulum and Marilyn Manson.

Following the festival there were many complaints and rumours concerning the state and condition of Marilyn Manson during his set, which included him starting late, finishing early, replacing many lyrics by repeating "etcetera", throwing his microphones and bottles of water, and going behind stage equipment and taking tanks of oxygen through a mask during songs.

The winners of the "Tuborg Battle of the bands" was Leeds punk band Acid Drop and they opened the Tuborg stage on Saturday 13 June.

The Ghost of a Thousand were scheduled to headline the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage on Saturday but the band cancelled. The Blackout stepped in to play their slot, thus giving them two slots on the festival's bill.

Main Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Faith No More
Korn
Limp Bizkit
Killswitch Engage
Billy Talent
Staind
The Blackout
Hollywood Undead

Slipknot
Marilyn Manson
Pendulum
Dragonforce
Down
Hatebreed
DevilDriver
Five Finger Death Punch
Ripper Owens

Def Leppard
Whitesnake
ZZ Top
Dream Theater
Journey
Black Stone Cherry
Skin
Tesla
Stone Gods

2nd Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Mötley Crüe
Opeth
Lacuna Coil
Bring Me the Horizon
Dir en grey
Parkway Drive
A Day to Remember
In This Moment
Steadlür

The Prodigy
Chris Cornell
You Me At Six
The Answer
Static-X
Fightstar
In Case of Fire
Hardcore Superstar
Symphony Cult
The Crave

Trivium
Papa Roach
Buckcherry
Clutch
Shinedown
Volbeat
Karma to Burn
Sevendust
God Forbid
Suicide Silence
Trigger the Bloodshed
Sacred Mother Tongue

Tuborg Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Meshuggah
Duff McKagan's Loaded
Backyard Babies
Voivod
Enter Shikari
Middle Class Rut
Lauren Harris
Sylosis
Bleed from Within
Hunting the Minotaur
Sleepercurve

Anvil
Architects
Thunder
Lawnmower Deth
Man Raze
General Fiasco
Billy Boy On Poison
Loverman
Facecage
Black Spiders
No Americana
Acid Drop

Go:Audio
Therapy?
The 69 Eyes
Sabbat
Steel Panther
Dear Superstar
Hexes
Hostile
esOterica
Pulled Apart by Horses
Turbowolf
Violent Soho
Brides

Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Blackhole
New Device
DissolvedIn
Linchpin
Don Broco
The Outcry Collective
White Man Kamikaze
Young Guns
Tripswitch
The Instigators

The Blackout
This City
People In Planes
My Passion
The Auteur
None the Less
13 Riots
Forever Never
Serpico
The Computers
Japanese Voyeurs
Auger Bane

We Are the Ocean
Flood of Red
Exit Avenue
First Strike
Twin Atlantic
Attack! Attack!
Logan
Fei Comodo
Jett Black
Million $ Reload
Raucous Jays
Fall from Grace

Download 2010

The Download Festival was confirmed to return to Donington on the weekend 11th-13th of June, 2010, with the campsite expected to open at Midday on Wednesday the 9th. On Monday 25th January 9 bands were announced at the official Download website, including AC/DC as one of the main stage headliners. [1] On Monday 15th February Rage Against the Machine and Aerosmith were confirmed as the other 2 main stage headliners, as well as 5 more bands confirmed a few hours later. [2]. Bullet for My Valentine, 30 Seconds to Mars and Stone Sour have since been unofficially confirmed as second stage headliners.

The date for the next announcement was confirmed via Twitter as March 22nd.

Main Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

AC/DC
Them Crooked Vultures

Rage Against the Machine
Deftones

Aerosmith
Stone Temple Pilots

2nd Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Bullet for My Valentine

30 Seconds to Mars

Stone Sour

Unknown Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Wolfmother
Lamb of God

Megadeth
Billy Idol
Volbeat

Motörhead
Five Finger Death Punch

References

  1. ^ "Metallica's Ulrich breakdown on plane". contactmusic.com. 2005-02-24. http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/metallicas%20ulrich%20breakdown%20on%20plane. Retrieved 2007-03-18. 
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  3. ^ "Explosive Finish to Download on Sunday". Download Festival website. 2005-06-12. http://2005.downloadfestival.co.uk/news/newsitem.asp?id=166. Retrieved 2007-02-13. 
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  22. ^ here
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