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The Latest Download Festival News, Video, Interviews and Features

The News A Day To Remember, Code Orange, Mastodon and more for Download Festival 2022

Download Festival have announced A Day To Remember, Code Orange, Mastodon and a further 17 bands for 2022, plus day splits!

The News "He saved the day": Download Festival's Andy Copping remembers Joey Jordison's 2004 Metallica set

Andy Copping remembers the time Joey Jordison filled in for Lars Ulrich during Metallica’s 2004 Download headline set.

Features New Dawn Over Donington: How Bullet For My Valentine got their fire back

We spend 48 hours with Bullet For My Valentine on the road to Download to talk about their aggressive new album, their lack of trust in band cheerleaders and, er, fighting Boris Johnson.

Features The Download Pilot was an event we'll never forget. But has it saved our summer?

The Download Pilot was the rock community’s first taste of normality in nearly two years. But will it be enough to save the rest of us?

Features "I did a little cry because I was so happy to have it back": What Download Pilot means to the fans

As part of our return to live music, 10,000 rock and metal fans took part in Download Pilot. Here, we find out just how it felt to be back at Donington…

Features What happened when Bullet For My Valentine headlined Download Pilot

After more than a decade and a half, Bullet For My Valentine fulfil their destiny by headlining a sold-out Download Festival.

Features Download Pilot 2021: The Big Review

The ultimate review of Download Pilot with every single band covered!

The News This weekend: Kerrang! brings you unparalleled coverage of Download Pilot

This weekend, join Kerrang! in celebrating the return of live music with our unbeatable coverage of Download Pilot

The News Download Pilot 2021: Here's the weather forecast

Stay up-to-date with the weather at Castle Donington ahead of this weekend’s Download Pilot…

The News Here’s who’s playing the Download Festival test event

Frank Carter, Enter Shikari and Bullet For My Valentine will lead the charge at the 10,000-capacity mask-free event…

The News Download announces 10,000 capacity festival for next month

A scaled down version of Download is taking place this June at Donington Park

The News Download announces Reloaded Sky Arts TV event featuring performances from past headliners

Download Festival Reloaded will feature past performances from headliners such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slipknot, Rammstein, Guns N’ Roses, Linkin Park and more…