Obtain Competition 2023: Full line up, what’s quiet tenting and eco tenting, tickets


Slipknot, Metallica and Bring Me The Horizon have already been confirmed as headlining the five-day 20th anniversary event. Here is the full download offer, how to get tickets and camping details.

Slipknot confirmed to headline Download Festival’s 20th anniversary (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images)

Britain’s favorite metal festival returns with a bang this summer, celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Already confirmed as the fastest selling download in its history, the festival has named some of the biggest names in rock and metal as its festival headliners this year, with organizers confirming the first four-day edition of the festival.

Originally conceived as a follow-up to the Monsters of Rock festivals that took place at the same venue in the 1980s and early 1990s, Download has enjoyed massive popularity among rock fans since its inception in 2003, which has featured rock greats like Iron Maiden and Rock Gods Limp Bizkit as headliners, the rest of the bill includes Marilyn Manson, Audioslave, Disturbed and Ministry.

Now, 20 years later, the Summer Festival will welcome its biggest and best event yet, and we’ve got all the details on how you can be there.

Where is Download Festival 2023?

The 20th anniversary of the event will take place at the usual venue, Donington Park, which is adjacent to East Midlands Airport.

The Download Festival has excellent transport links by road, train, bus and plane. The full address is Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2RP.

What is Download Festival Quiet Camping?

A new addition to Download Festival a few years ago, the quiet camping option offers a little respite for those who’d rather take a break from the 24-hour party atmosphere of the standard campsites.

Located on a separate field within the main camping area, Quiet Camping aims to suit families, younger festival-goers, or anyone looking for more sleep and less partying.

A ‘curfew’ is in effect at 12pm, meaning those in the quiet campsite are asked to keep quiet after this time and not to disturb others who wish to sleep.

What is eco camping at Download Festival?

Compared to the other campsites, the eco-camping variant is said to be more “relaxed”. A Download visitor describes the eco campground as a place “where you don’t have party buddies at 4am but you can also sleep”.

Download Festival’s official website states that eco-camping is “a place to explore and play” and a place that “connects with and respects nature”.

Eco Camping is a campsite for music fans who “value spending five wonderful days in the great outdoors and respecting the environment as much as rocking to their favorite bands”.

When is Download Festival 2023

The festival starts on Thursday 8th June and ends on Sunday 11th June 2023.

What is the lineup for Download Festival 2023?

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Download has confirmed that for the first time ever the festival will be a five-day event – with four of those days including live music.

Bring Me The Horizon, Slipknot and Metallica will headline the 2023 festival, with the latter playing TWO completely unique sets on Thursday and Saturday with no song repetition.

Acts confirmed so far are: Bring Me The Horizon, Metallica, Slipknot, Architects, Alexisonfire, The Distillers, Disturbed, Evanescence, Ghost, I Prevail, Parkway Drive, Pendulum, Placebo, Simple Plan, Within Temptation, 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.

How to get tickets for Download Festival 2023

A full list of options is currently available via the official Download Festival website and Ticketmaster.

There are a range of options, with 4 or 5 nights of camping and entry to all 4 days of the festival. You can choose to camp in the main camping areas, the quiet camping area and the eco camping area.

If you don’t want to camp, you can also buy tickets just for the arena.

Through Ticketmaster, Download Festival is also offering fans the option to pay in installments over a three-payment period.