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METALLICA, BRING ME THE HORIZON & SLIPKNOT To Headline Four-Night Download Festival 2023

Plus Ghost, Disturbed, Architects, Parkway Drive, and WAY more.

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Download Festival 2023 will take place between June 8 and 11 at Donington Park, Leicestershire. The festival will be headlined by Metallica, Bring Me The Horizon, and Slipknot, with Metallica headlining two separate nights playing "two special sets… [with] no-repeat performances."

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"We are next-level honoured to once again come back and partake in the Download shenanigans on the hallowed grounds of Castle Donington, which has an unparalleled place in rock history," said Metallica about the festival. "On top of that, to be able to share our double show format with two completely unique sets with no repeat songs for the first time ever in the U.K is way fuckin’ cool. Bring it on!!"

"Download Festival was one of the first festivals I ever attended as a punter," added Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes. "It was our first amazing festival experience to play as a band, and now the fact that we are headlining such a prestigious event blows my mind. We can’t wait to bring a whole new sound and show for the Download audience."

"Download Festival!" said Slipknot turntablist Sid Wilson. "So many great memories, one of the most amazing crowds to play in front of, always an honour to share the bill with so many amazing bands, and of course, I’ll never miss the opportunity to play my homeland."

"This year marks a huge milestone for Download, celebrating the incredible 20 years of the festival is no small feat," said Download Festival’s Andy Copping. "We really wanted to up the ante for this special anniversary, adding an extra day for the fans to experience the unforgettable lineup, that once again brings together unparalleled talent from the rock music world back to Donington Park!"

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Get your tickets here. The full list of artists is as follows:

  • Metallica
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Slipknot
  • Alexisonfire
  • Architects
  • As December Falls
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Aviva
  • Bambie Thug
  • Beauty School Dropout
  • Behemoth
  • Blackgold
  • Blind Channel
  • Bloodywood
  • Brutus
  • Crashface
  • Crawlers
  • Dead Sara
  • Disturbed
  • Elvana
  • Enola Gay
  • Evanescence
  • Fever 333
  • Fixation
  • Ghost
  • 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
  • Parkway Drive
  • Pendulum
  • Placebo
  • Polaris
  • Pupil Slicer
  • Seether
  • Sim
  • Simple Plan
  • Soen
  • Soul Glo
  • Stand Atlantic
  • Set It Off
  • Stray From The Path
  • Taylor Acorn
  • Terror
  • The Blackout
  • The Distillers
  • The Meffs
  • Three Days Grace
  • Touché Amoré
  • Vv
  • Witch Fever
  • Within Temptation
METALLICA, BRING ME THE HORIZON & SLIPKNOT To Headline Four-Night Download Festival 2023
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