The rock and metal music festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year
The UKthe biggest rock and metal music festival will be back for the biggest event in its history next year.
Download Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary in June 2023, and to celebrate the festival is extended from three days to four days.
So when is Download Festival 2023, who will be performing and how do you get tickets?
Here’s everything you need to know.
When will the Download Festival 2023 take place?
The Download Festival will take place over four days for the first time in 2023 to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
It will be held from Thursday June 8 to Sunday June 11.
What is the program of the Download Festival 2023?
The four headliners for Download Festival 2023 have yet to be announced.
Andy Copping, number booking manager, said the main bands had already been booked for 2023 ahead of the 2022 festival, which took place between Friday June 10 and Sunday June 12.
It is not yet known if the organizers plan to expand the usual lineup of 100 acts, which usually perform on the festival’s four stages.
We’ll keep this article updated with more information as we get it.
Where will the Download Festival 2023 take place?
The festival has been held at the same location every year since its inception.
Can I get tickets for Download Festival 2023?
Limited early-bird tickets for Download Festival 2023 are already on sale now, including weekend camping tickets, eco-camping tickets, and Download VIP packages.
Daily tickets will be available for the festival. At this time, only weekend ticket options are available for advance bookings and day tickets will be available at a later date.
Early bird ticket prices start at £103.10.
What is the history of the Download Festival?
The Download Festival was first launched in 2003, and back then it was held over two days.
In 2005, it had been expanded to a three-day festival.
Performers have included some of the biggest names in rock, indie and metal music, including Iron Maiden which has been in the headlines for many years.
Other bands that have performed at the festival include Feeder, Black Sabbath, System of a Down, Marilyn Manson, Audio Slave, Linkin Park, Metallica, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses .
Where does the name Download come from?
The name Download was chosen for the festival for two reasons.
Downloading music from the internet was viewed negatively in the music industry at the time the festival was launched due to file sharing.
Rock music is also considered a rebellious musical genre, and organizers wanted to use the internet to provide connectivity with its audience.