Download Festival, the UK’s premier rock event has today announced a plethora of extracurricular and extra spectacular rock n’ roll activities and entertainment for fans in The Download Village. Alongside the world’s biggest rock bands; including headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool and the high-flying WWE NXT UK, fans will enjoy a stunning array of unique performances, experientials, stalls, food, drink and more at the three-day rock extravaganza. Day tickets for the festival have also now been released and are on sale at the foot of this page.

For those looking to get revved up in moshing shape, Download is proud to welcome heavy metal exercise class RockFit™ to make its festival debut. The classes will see fans throwing shapes and working out to an energising soundtrack featuring AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica as well as acts from the bill like Slipknot, Def Leppard, Slash and Rob Zombie and more. The classes are suitable and adaptable for everyone and fans are invited to take part.

DO.OMYOGA™ is back after an incredibly successful first outing, where fans can perfect their asanas, practice their downward facing Download Dog, and reconnect to themselves through the ancient Indian practice of Nada Yoga where music and sound become one. Welcoming all to taking a leap into the heavier world of wellness and fitness in a slow vinyasa based practice, set to a selection of dark, ‘vibrational’ end of the music, along with up to 250 other Metal Yoga enthusiasts, experts and curious beginners alike.

The SINDROME Arena will be back this year playing host to a programme of death-defying stunts, bohemian freaks, mechanical madness, Viking battles and a heavy dose of love, peace and air rock n roll. Fan favourite, Area 51 and their wandering Caravan of Lost Souls are back with their dark circus sideshow and human curiosities to hype the crowds. In an Official World Premiere The Thunderdome comes to Download, where Young Wall of Death stars Luke and Kerri Fox defy death right before your eyes on a 9m mesh wall in their brand spanking new adrenalin fuelled stunt show. The hugely popular ‘Demolition Download’ from Battle Heritage are making the charge back to Donington for a sixth year where medieval fighters from all over Europe will gather to take each other on in battle to be crowned champions in this full force, full contact sport. By popular audience demand, festival goers will be able to try their hand at this most ancient of sports, at the Demolition Download workshops featuring Battle Heritage Fighters in the SINDROME.

Fans are invited to make air, not war as the UK Air Guitar Championships makes its grand return to Download. Festival fans are invited exclusively to enter into this internationally recognized competition and to gain the chance of becoming the UK’s ultimate 2019 Air Guitar Hero and a shot at the world title in Finland. DR HAZE the Undead Ringmaster of The Circus of Horrors hosts the competition and at the end of each heat, performers from the Circus of Horrors will hit the SINDROME Stage.

The beloved Doghouse features a stacked bill including fan favorites Circus of Horrors, who are back with two wild new shows ‘Asylum’ and ‘Welcome To The Freak Show’. Each featuring an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, fantastic circus acts and the darkest of magic. Expect unbelievable sword swallowers, whirlwind acrobats, flaming limbo twisted contortion, blade walkers, fiery hula hooping divas and lots, lots more in this roller coaster of a show, hosted by undead ringmaster Dr Haze with a metal soundscape of devil driven rock n’ roll.

The World’s Greatest Wall of Death returns to The Download Village providing non-stop high-risk performances from the legendary Luke and Kerri Fox and team that will leave the Download audience utterly awe struck and totally exhilarated. Deep in the Woods in the heart of the Village, The Metal Den can be discovered – where revellers can lay in hammocks and savour Download’s very first Outdoor Cinema The Metal Screen and its hand curated Cineprogram. From noon to midnight each day an awesome collection of Arthouse, classic, comedy and documentaries will be screened. As the witching hour strikes the Metal Screens’ resident metal VJ Harry K will take to the decks spinning metal & rock classics into the early hours. Download’s revered resident tattooists, Old Sarum are on hand ready to ink the masses, for those who want a more permanent memento of their weekend.

The Download Village also plays host to delicious food and drink stalls fairground rides and lots of surprises!

Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock and metal to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage.

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DOWNLOAD LINE UP
POWER TRIP
QUEEN ZEE
REDHOOK
RIDING THE LOW
ROAM
ROYAL REPUBLIC
REEL BIG FISH
ROB ZOMBIE
SIMPLE CREATURES
SKID ROW
SKINDRED
SLASH FEAT MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS
STARSET
THE FEVER 333
THE HU
THE INTERRUPTERS
THE LAST IN LINE
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
THE WONDER YEARS
THOSE DAMN CROWS
THREE DAYS GRACE
TOSKA
TRASH BOAT
TWELVE FOOT NINJA
TESLA
THE AMITY AFFLICTION
TRIVIUM
UNDERSIDE
UNDEROATH
VAMBO
VEGA
WHITECHAPEL
WOLFJAW
WHITESNAKE
YOURS TRULY
ZEBRAHEAD

GROUND CULTURE
HALESTORM
DEADLAND RITUAL
DINOSAUR PILE-UP
DREAM THEATER
HEART OF A COWARD
HOT MILK
I PREVAIL
ICON FOR HIRE
INTERVALS
JINJER
KIM JENNETT
KVELERTAK
LAMB OF GOD
LIKE A STORM
LOST IN STEREO
LOST SOCIETY
LOVE BITES
MAN WITH A MISSION
MUNICIPAL WASTE
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES
NE OBLIVISCARIS
NOTHING,NOWHERE.
NOVA TWINS
SKYND
SLAYER
STATE CHAMPS
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
SUMO CYCO
OUR LAST NIGHT
OPETH
PALAYE ROYALE
PARTING GIFT

SLIPKNOT
DEF LEPPARD
TOOL
AARON BUCHANAN
ALCEST
ALIEN WEAPONRY
ALLUSINLOVE
ANIMALS AS LEADERS
ANTHRAX
AT THE GATES
AMON AMARTH
BAD WOLVES
BADFLOWER
BATUSHKA
BEARTOOTH
BEHEMOTH
BLACK FUTURES
BLACK PEAKS
BLACKBERRY SMOKE
BROTHERS OSBORNE
CANE HILL
CLOUD
CLUTCH
COLDRAIN
CONJURER
CRYSTAL LAKE
CARCASS
DELAIN
DIE ANTWOORD
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL
ENTER SHIKARI
GODSMACK
GOODBYE JUNE
GRAVEYARD

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