It's possible Download festival 2022 is going is going to be a celebration like no other. Following a mammoth 2019 with headlining sets from Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool, plans for the 2020 event were in full swing, with site improvements in place and bands galore.
Then, of course, came COVID-19, and the postponement of the festival for a year. And then another year. It's what nobody wanted, and while Download Pilot did a valiant effort of bringing Download spirit to challenging times, Download 2022 will be something else. A real party.
Here's everything we know about Download festival 2022 so far.
When is Download festival 2022?
Download festival will take place on the weekend of 10-12 June 2022. It's likely that the campsites will open on Wednesday 8 June.
Where is Download festival 2022?
Download festival will take place at Donington Park, Derbyshire, the former home of the iconic Monsters Of Rock festival.
Where can I get tickets for Download festival 2021?
Tickets for Download 2022 are on sale now from the official Download website.
What about my 2020/2021 tickets?
The organisers say "You are very welcome to retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Alternatively, you will be able to receive a refund from your ticket agent. Look out for an e-mail from them very soon."
So, anyone with 2020 or 2021 tickets can hold them over to 2022 or ask for a refund.
Who is playing Download festival 2021?
Kiss, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro have been announced as Download 2022 headliners.
Other names confirmed include Deftones, Korn, Megadeth, Steel Panther, The Ghost Inside, Funeral For A Friend, Descendents, Electric Wizard, Sepultura.
Find the full line-up (announced so far) below:
Download 2021 - confirmed acts
As Everything Unfolds
Black Label Society
Bleed From Within
Cellar Door Moon Crow
Control The Storm
Dead Poet Society
Fire From The Gods
Funeral For A Friend
Kill The Lights
Of Mice & Men
Temples On Mars
The Ghost Inside
The Last Internationale
The Pretty Reckless
The Raven Age
Those Damn Crows