Download Festival 2022 Adds Deftones, Korn, Megadeth, Steel Panther, The Ghost Inside, Funeral For A Friend, Descendents, Electric Wizard, Sepultura, and More!

Download Festival 2021 is postponed to summer 2022, but the fest has wasted little time stacking the bill. Already headlined by Iron Maiden, KISS, and Biffy Clyro, seventy new bands have been added including Deftones, Korn, Megadeth, Steel Panther, The Ghost Inside, Funeral For A Friend, Descendents, Electric Wizard, and Sepultura. Watch a video teaser with the updated poster and buy your tickets now!


Also appearing on the Main Stage across the weekend: The Pretty Reckless, Rise Against, Theory, Black Label Society, Monster Truck, Those Damn Crows, The Raven Age, Powerwolf, and Wayward Sons.


Second Stage

Grammy award winning thrash metal legends Megadeth will be headlining the Second Stage on Friday night. One of the ‘Big Four’ of thrash, Dave Mustaine and co will be back at Donington for the first time since 2016.


Remember to pack your spandex, and get ready to shout “DEATH TO ALL BUT METAL!”. That’s right – Steel Panther will be bringing their crazy antics to the Second Stage on Sunday night.


Also appearing on the Second Stage across the weekend: The Distillers, The Darkness, Airbourne, Skillet, Daughtry, Bush, Lacuna Coil, Ayron Jones, Of Mice & Men, Wednesday 13, Massive Wagons, The Last Internationale, and Control The Storm.


Avalanche Stage

US metalcore troupe The Ghost Inside will be coming back to Download for the first time in 7 YEARS. Give them a warm welcome when they headline the Avalanche Stage on Friday night.


Funeral For A Friend will be taking us back to the MySpace days on Saturday night. We can’t wait to hear that ‘Roses For The Dead’ riff kick in!


And if you’re a fan of old-school punk, you’ll be stoked to hear that Descendents will be closing the Avalanche tent on Sunday night. These guys have been going strong for over 40 years – and classics like ‘Suburban Home’ still sound as good as ever to us.


Also appearing on the Avalanche Stage across the weekend: Boston Manor, Sleep Token, The Faim, Trash Boat, Marianas Trench, grandson, Holding Absence, Wargasm, Loathe, Press Club, Jamie Lenman, The Hara, Salem, Blackout Problems, Cemetery Sun, Dead Posey and Static Dress.


Dogtooth Stage

Often referred to as “the heaviest band in the universe”, Electric Wizard will headline the Dogtooth Stage on Friday night. Get practicing your pit moves. But don’t tire yourself out too much – you’ll want to save some energy for Sepultura on Saturday. ROOOOOTS, BLOODY ROOTS!


Also appearing on the Dogtooth Stage across the weekend: Blues Pills, Dying Fetus, Bleed From Within, Twin Temple, Venom Prison, Bokassa, Tempt, Fire From The Gods, AA Williams, Higher Power, Kill The Lights, Modern Error, Cellar Door Moon Crow, Lotus Eater, The Scratch, Dead Label, Phoxjaw, Anchor Lane, As Everything Unfolds, Temples On Mars and The Injester.


If that’s not enough, don’t forget that DL22 will be headlined by KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro! It takes place in Donington Park on 10th-12th June 2022. Tickets are on sale now.