One of the UK’s best festivals is celebrating turning 20 years old and with a extra special 4 nights of music, this years line up will be one of the best yet! Download is a yearly tradition for many rock music fans and what could be better than an extra days worth of live music to celebrate this landmark birthday? With just 2 weeks to go, we cannot wait to be back out in a field listening to live music, camping and having warm beers for breakfast. Taking place at Donington Park in the East Midlands, these grounds have seen a whole host of rock legends play over the years and line up promises to be no different. Lets have a look at this years line up!

Taking to the stage on not one but two nights, rock legends Metallica  who will headline the Thursday and Saturday night but will play a completely different set for each night. Also headling will be Slipknot and Bring Me The Horizon who will take to the stage on Sunday and Friday respectively. This will be first time Sheffield rockers Bring Me The Horizon will be headlining which is sure to be a milestone in their career headlining at one of the biggest and well known festivals in the UK.  

Away from the main stage, there’s a whole host of good stuff for you to let you’re ears listen to over the 4 days of the festival. There is also a number of different artists that we’ve featured on DM in the last year or so that have played up in Scotland including Nova Twins, Crawlers and Hot Milk. For those always looking to find new music its always worth moving around the different stages and who knows you may end up finding your new favourite band!

Speaking of favourite bands, for those who like familiarity then the line up has a number of perfect artists performing for you which includes big names such as Halestorm, Evanescence and Simple Plan. Perfect for those who like to use music to remember back to times when things were much easier and simpler! Also on the line up are Neck Deck, who recently toured with and played a night in Glasgow with Yungblud, who we can’t wait to see again!

Tickets for this years festival have sold out so if you were lucky enough to get your hands on the golden tickets for this extra special year of Download then we’ll hopefully see you there! Remember if you are going to buy resale tickets then only use genuine resale sites such as Twickets which will keep you safe from the ever increasing amount of ticket fraud happening.