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Download Festival announces 2023 lineup: Ticket prices, presale info and more

Slipknot, Bring Me the Horizon and Metallica to headline Download Festival 2023 (Katja Ogrin/PA Archive)
Slipknot, Bring Me the Horizon and Metallica to headline Download Festival 2023 (Katja Ogrin/PA Archive)

Metallica, Bring Me the Horizon and Slipknot have been announced as the headliners of next year’s Download Festival.

In celebration of the rock and metal festival’s 20th year, event organisers have extended it to four days (June 8-11) with four headline slots.

The US band Metallica will perform a unique double headline set on Thursday and Saturday at the festival, which starts at Donington Park in Leicestershire on June 8.

Bring Me the Horizon will headline the Friday night with Slipknot bringing the four-night event to a close.

Joining the headliners at Donington Park are: Alexisonfire, Architects, Asking Alexandria, Disturbed, Evanescence, Fever 333, Ghost, I Prevail, Lorna Shore, Motionless in White, Municipal Waste, Nova Twins, Parkway Drive, Pendulum, Placebo, Stray From the Path, The Blackout (reunion) , The Distillers and many more acts.

The 2023 event will be the first time the festival has hosted four headline sets.

In a statement, Metallica said: “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.”

They added the two sets would be completely different with no songs repeated.

How to get tickets to Download Festival

Tickets go on general sale this Thursday (November 10) at 10 am GMT. There is a  pre-sale open now for Barclaycard card holders.

This will be for weekend tickets, while day tickets are likely to be released at a closer date to the event.

How much do Download 2023 tickets cost?

Tickets for next year’s festival are confirmed to be priced as follows:

  • Weekend and five-night general camping – £345.00 (including fees)

  • Weekend and four-night general camping – £325.00 (including fees)

  • Weekend arena only – £300.00 (including fees)

  • Car parking – £26

Check out the full lineup below

Download Festival 2023 lineup (Press)
Download Festival 2023 lineup (Press)