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Download 2016

at Donington Park, Derby
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The UK's biggest rock festival, Download, will be back in June 2016 for another weekend of heavy rock and metal and the three headliners for the weekend have already been announced!

German industrial kings, Rammstein will headline the Friday night, while the mighty Black Sabbath take charge on the Saturday night and finishing up with the legendary Iron Maiden closing proceedings on the Sunday night.

Please visit downloadfestival.co.uk/ for more information.

WWE Ring

The Dog House

Wednesday 8th June
Thursday 9th June
Friday 10th June
Saturday 11th June

Headliners

Rammstein

Rammstein appearing at this event

German pyromaniac nu-metal band with their trademark futuristic garb and a stage show which includes flames, lasers and gimmicks galore.

See 6 tour dates featuring Rammstein

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath appearing at this event

The original, the best, the greatest - how many more superlatives do you want? Widely regarded as creators of heavy metal, the hugely influential band from Aston, Birmingham, have sold in excess of 70 million records worldwide and are responsible for all time classic rock anthems such as ‘Paranoid’, ‘War Pigs’ and ‘Iron Man’ – which won a Grammy in 2000. The band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the U.S. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

See Black Sabbath tour dates

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden appearing at this event

One of the original 80s New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands, and without doubt the most successful. Now back with Bruce Dickenson behind the mic, Iron Maiden are regarded as the greatest metal band of them all, their inspiration spreading far and wide and spanning all ages. Few bands can claim to have kept their original audience and successfully enticed on board a new generation, who weren't even in the cradle when the band first hit the stage running! Yet Iron Maiden have achieved just this in their 25 years plus career.

See 5 tour dates featuring Iron Maiden

Gutterdämmerung

Gutterdämmerung appearing at this event

A new rock ‘n’ roll / film / gig concept from the mind of Belgian-Swedish visual artist Bjorn Tagemose. Gutterdämmerung is part rock show part immersive cinema experience featuring some of the biggest rock names on the planet.

See Gutterdämmerung tour dates

Pennywise

Pennywise appearing at this event

The genesis of Pennywise can be traced back to the South Bay 1988 when punk couldn't be less popular and metal ruled the roost. The four original members of Pennywise immediately crafted a style all its own-a tidal wave of California hardcore, melodic surf punk and optimistic anthems that went against the seek-and-destroy ethos of its era. Ignite vocalist Zoli Teglas recently joined the Pennywise fold, replacing the band's former vocalist Jim Lindberg.

See Pennywise tour dates

Saxon

Saxon appearing at this event

After more than 35 years and 13 million albums sold worldwide, Saxon are still relentless and passionate as they were back in the days of 'Wheels of Steel' and 'Denim and Leather'. The influential heavy metal outfit has been an inspiration for the likes of Metallica and Megadeth and a front-runner for the New Wave of British Heavy Metal sweeping the nation in the late 70s-early 80s.

See 5 tour dates featuring Saxon

Municipal Waste

Municipal Waste appearing at this event

Municipal Waste are a thrash rock/punk band from Richmond, Virginia who first arrived on the heavy metal scene in early 2000. With songs like 'Headbanger Face Rip' and 'Thrash? Don't Mind If I Do', Municipal Waste have marked out their territory as Kings of crossover thrash. With short, anthemic songs, Municipal Waste deal with issues like alcohol and thrashing whilst always trying to get it fun and lively.

See Municipal Waste tour dates

Napalm Death

Napalm Death appearing at this event

The Gods of UK hardcore deathmetal continuing the legend that is riff after riff of pure metal noise. Or to put it another way the terrorists of noise show the nu-metal bands how to really scare people.

See 4 tour dates featuring Napalm Death

Rob Deering

Rob Deering appearing at this event

Rob Deering performs stand-up comedy with music, using a guitar, a loop pedal and his voice to create impressive rock and pop soundscapes – and do jokes, of course. Along with being one of the most in-demand headliners on the UK circuit, he’s toured nationally and performed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe many times since starting out in comedy in the year 2000. His late-night, live-music pop quiz Beat This is a festival institution. Winner of the Amused Moose Award 2001. 'With his easy charm, chessy singing voice, razor-sharp wit and clownish physicality Rob has quickly established himself as a firm favourite on the comedy circuit around Britain' (Pontardawe Arts Centre0 'Truly wonderful stand-up' (The Sunday Times). 'As sharp and versatile as a Swiss Army Knife' (The Independent). 'Bruisingly hilarious... brilliant musical comedian' (Time Out).

See 3 tour dates featuring Rob Deering

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) appearing at this event

WWE Live is a unique blend of sport and entertainment, combining in-ring match action with dramatic entertainment. Bursting with all the drama and energy of a rock concert, in a fun, lively and exciting environment. WWE Live is the ultimate in family entertainment!

See 8 tour dates featuring World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

Circus Of Horrors

Circus Of Horrors appearing at this event

The Circus of Horrors began at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and has gone on to tour the world, achieving cult status and dragging circus screaming and shouting into the 21st century and beyond. 'Fantastic, that's what I call entertainment' (David Hasselhoff) 'Completely wowed the audience' (The Daily Mail). * Please note: The Circus of Horrors contains some nudity and language of an adult nature. For more information visit: www.circusofhorrors.co.uk

See 24 tour dates featuring Circus Of Horrors

Circus Of Horrors

Circus Of Horrors appearing at this event

The Circus of Horrors began at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and has gone on to tour the world, achieving cult status and dragging circus screaming and shouting into the 21st century and beyond. 'Fantastic, that's what I call entertainment' (David Hasselhoff) 'Completely wowed the audience' (The Daily Mail). * Please note: The Circus of Horrors contains some nudity and language of an adult nature. For more information visit: www.circusofhorrors.co.uk

See 24 tour dates featuring Circus Of Horrors

Circus Of Horrors

Circus Of Horrors appearing at this event

The Circus of Horrors began at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and has gone on to tour the world, achieving cult status and dragging circus screaming and shouting into the 21st century and beyond. 'Fantastic, that's what I call entertainment' (David Hasselhoff) 'Completely wowed the audience' (The Daily Mail). * Please note: The Circus of Horrors contains some nudity and language of an adult nature. For more information visit: www.circusofhorrors.co.uk

See 24 tour dates featuring Circus Of Horrors

Circus Of Horrors

Circus Of Horrors appearing at this event

The Circus of Horrors began at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and has gone on to tour the world, achieving cult status and dragging circus screaming and shouting into the 21st century and beyond. 'Fantastic, that's what I call entertainment' (David Hasselhoff) 'Completely wowed the audience' (The Daily Mail). * Please note: The Circus of Horrors contains some nudity and language of an adult nature. For more information visit: www.circusofhorrors.co.uk

See 24 tour dates featuring Circus Of Horrors

Donington Park

  • Castle Donington
  • Derby
  • DE74 2RP

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donington-park.co.uk
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