Download Festival Guide 2015

Download Festival Guide 2015

Donington Park, Leicestershire
12th June 2015

Festival Information

It's that time of year again, Download 2015 is just around the corner. Excited yet? We are.

Download Festival takes over Donnington Park on the 12th June. Thousands will be attending for 3 days of Rock, Metal, Punk & Hardcore. You can join them too, tickets are still available from the official Download website.

Here's our Download Festival Essentials guide. Hopefully you'll find it useful, whether you're wondering what to take to Download Festival or you need to know the lineup, we've got it covered.

For more hints and tips about festival survival, camping, and looking after yourself, check out our Ultimate Festival Survival Guide.

This Just In:Download have just added The Darkness and Young Guns to line-up!

Young Guns will be playing Jakes Stage on Friday while the Darkness will be on the Maverick Stage on Sunday.

Wondering what to wear to Download Festival?

Don't sweat it, we're here to help.

First of all Download is a rock and metal festival, so you should wear whatever you wear when you go to shows - jeans, t shirts, y'know. We would advise a few added extras though:

  • Comfy Footwear - Being on your feet for 12+ hours watching bands is tiring, and your feet are gonna hurt if you don't treat yourself to something comfortable to wear.
  • Wellies - You're going to be outside. A lot. And it's the UK so there's always a chance of rain, better to be prepared
  • A Rain Poncho - Like we said, it could rain, a compact poncho is a lifesaver.
  • Spare Socks - Always, always bring spare socks. More than you think you need.
  • Trousers & Shorts - The weather seems like a bit of a running theme doesn't it. There's also a chance it'll be nice and sunny, you don't wanna stuck in hot, heavy jeans if the suns out!

Download Festival Stages – The Line-up

Download is one of the biggest and most popular music festivals in the UK, and for good reason. Just look at the line-up!

Friday 12th June Saturday 13th June Sunday 14th June


Slipknot Muse KISS
Judas Priest Faith No More Motley Crue
Five Finger A Day To Remember Slash
Clutch Rise Against Billy Idol
Lacuna Coil Parkway Drive Blackberry Smoke
At The Gates Hollywood Undead Tremonti
Hell Yeah Mallory Knox Cavalera Conspiracy
All That Remains Funeral For A Friend 36 Crazy Fists

Heart Of A Coward Pop Evil


Black Stone Cherry Marilyn Manson Enter Shikari
Thunder Black Veil Brides Lamb Of God
Corrosion Of Conformity Black Star Riders Inflames
Modestep Motionless In White L7
Antemasque Carcass Eagles Of Death Metal
Fearless Vampire Killers Testament Godsmack
Rival State Ace Frehley We Are Harlot

Apocolyptica Backyard Babies

Malefice Von Hertzen Brothers

Geyser H.E.A.T.

The Lounge Kittens The Dead Daisies


Fightstar Andrew W.K. Yellowcard
Dragonforce Bodycount The Ghost Inside
Sylosis Every Time I Die Madball
Beartooth Crown The Empire Three Days Grace
Defeater Northlane Code Orange
Gnarwolves Upon A Burning Body Evil Scarecrow
Krokool Hands Like Houses September Mourning
Counterparts Stray From The Path Like A Storm

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

In Hearts Wake


A Hey! Hello! Suicidal Tendencies
Bombus The Pink Slips Fidlar
The Cadillac Three Dolomite Minor Chelsea Grin
The One Hundred Insomnium Butcher Babies
Decade Purson Aaron Keylock
American Fangs Dub War Man With A Mission
Allusondrugs The Struts The Qemists
Blood Youth Roam Rene Lavice
The Wild Lies Creeper Trashboat
Goddamn Crobot LTNT
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Festival Information

Ticket Prices

There are plenty of ways to experience Download 2015. Here are the various ticket options.


Download camping tickets allow you entry to the entire festival and 3-5 nights of camping. There are also quiet camping tickets available for those who like their rest - that area of the campsite has a noise curfew at midnight. 

5 Nights

-Standard - £225
-Quiet Camping - £225
-Disabled Access - SOLD OUT

3 Nights

-Standard - £215
-Quiet Camping - £215
-Disabled Access - SOLD OUT

Weekend Arena

Weekend Arena tickets will gain you entry to all the Download stages, food stalls and an array of attractions. 
  • Standard - £190
  • Disabled Access - SOLD OUT

Day Tickets

  • Standard - £82.50
  • Disabled Access - SOLD OUT

Campsite Information

Like most most festivals, Download 2015 will provide you with the grass to pitch your tent on, there are toilets, showers and water available but you'll need to provide pretty much everything else. Unprepared? Check out our festival camping gear section.

Here's a few other bits of useful info:

-There are lockers available - Don't leave your valuables in your tent, lock 'em up
-This year Download have a 3.4 metre 'steel shield' around the entire camping area, so you should feel pretty safe, and there will be security staff on hand at all times.
-Leicestershire Police are giving loads of festival security advice on their Twitter, you can follow them @Downloadcops

Festival Line Up

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