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Download Pilot: a successful return to live music

Download Festival returned for a Download Pilot event as part of the UK Government's second phase of live event testing. 10,000 happy Downloaders were able to return to the home of rock - Donington Park - for a more intimate three-day camping festival. For those of us who couldn't make it, here is a round-up of the weekend.

Download Pilot lineup and ticket info

Today is a big day as general sale tickets for Download Festival pilot event go on sale! Those who had already booked tickets for Download 2022 were able to get pre-sale but general sale starts today! Here's what you need to know about the festival including line-up, ticket links and covid rules.

Download Festival’s Hallowe’en present to us all – new bands for 2021!

After the disappointment of festival season 2020 (thanks ‘rona) we are super hyped for 2021 and Download Festival have given us yet more reasons to be excited with the announcement of 17 new acts to play Donington Park between June 4-6. Megadeath, Descendants, Salem (which means Will Gould will be performing twice as his main […]

Download 2021 lineup!

We're all been left with a hole in our hearts after the cancellation of this year's festival season (thanks Covid). But we have some good news with a stellar lineup announced by Download festival for 2021!

The Glorious Sons announce Download Festival warm-up show

Before their Download Festival appearance, The Glorious Sons will prepare with a London club show.

Download Festival has major overhaul with 2020 site improvements!

Fans are set to experience the best festival yet at Download - with a whole range of site changes to make things even better!

Funeral For A Friend and more incredible acts announced for Download Festival

More than 40 new bands have been added - and NXT:UK will be returning!

Download 2020 second announcement

There's a whole lot of acts in the new announcement to join Kiss, Iron Maiden and System of A Down at Download 2020!

Download 2020 headliners announced

*FESTIVAL KLAXON* We have literally just recovered from 2019 festival season and already we are planning 2020 after the first round of announcements from Download Festival for June 12-14.

Download Festival 2019

Download 2019 was a complete mudfest, but an absolutely incredible weekend.

Download Festival 2019 – Ones To Watch

As the campsite opens for five day campers, we asked one of our senior writers and festival attendee Tom Butterworth to give us his low-down of the ones to watch.

Download Festival and WWE NXT

Wrestling has been a focal non-musical point at Download Festival for the past couple of years. With the evolution of the professional UK scene and the live tapings at the festival, we give a quick round-up of Download's history with NXT.

Download Festival 2019 ones to watch part 1

It's now less than a month until Download Festival 2019! We scour through the bands in a two part series of our ones to watch! First up, I (deputy editor Lizi) take you through 10 of the artists I'm most looking forward to seeing

Fever 333 announce UK demonstrations

US punks Fever 333 will be returning for more demonstrations in the UK!

Download Festival adds 17 more bands AND WWE NXT live tapings!

Accompanying Download Festival's latest line-up announcement is the news that the festival will host WWE NXT tapings!

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