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Download 2022 festival tickets, lineup rumours, announcements and more

Download Festival 2021
(Image credit: Live Nation)

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:

A poster of Download 2022 line up

(Image credit: Download Festival)

Download 2021 - confirmed acts

A.A. Williams
Airbourne
Anchor Lane
As Everything Unfolds
Ayron Jones
Biffy Clyro
Black Label Society
Blackout Problems
Bleed From Within
Blues Pills
Bokassa
Boston Manor
British Lion
Bush
Cellar Door Moon Crow
Cemetery Sun
Control The Storm
Daughtry
Dead Label
Dead Poet Society
Dead Posey
Deftones
Descendents
Dying Fetus
Electric Wizard
Fire From The Gods
Funeral For A Friend
Grandson
Higher Power
Holding Absence
Iron Maiden
JJ Wilde
Jamie Lenman
Joyous Wolf
Kill The Lights
Kiss
Korn
Lacuna Coil
Loathe
Lotus Eater
Marianas Trench
Massive Wagons
Megadeth
Modern Error
Monster Truck
Of Mice & Men
Phoxjaw
Powerwolf
Press Club
Rise Against
Salem
Sepultura
Skillet
Sleep Token
Spiritbox
Static Dress
Steel Panther
Temples On Mars
Tempt
The Darkness
The Distillers
The Faim
The Ghost Inside
The Hara
The Injester
The Last Internationale
The Pretty Reckless
The Raven Age
The Scratch
Theory
Those Damn Crows
Trash Boat
Twin Temple
Venom Prison
Wargasm
Wayward Sons
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