Date: 31 May 2003 - 01 Jun 2003


Venue: Donington Park, UK


Metallica Rock Download!

Metallica Rock Download!

Contrary to official denials, rock giants Metallica joined Marylin Manson, Iron Miaden, Audioslave, Zwan and NOFX to send the first ever Download Festival into the history books.

Download Festival: New Iron Maiden Album Title Revealed

Download Festival: New Iron Maiden Album Title Revealed

They wouldn't tell the journalists, so they waited until they were back on home turf at Donington, home of British rock, before revealing the title of their much awaited new album. We bring it to you first...

Metallica and Download - the Lowdown

There have been rumours flying around the net and the airwaves concerning a possible appearance by Metallica at this weekend's Download Festival...we bring you the news from the horses mouth

Download Line-up changes

Due to recording commitments several more acts have followed Limp Bizkit and pulled out of the Download Festival - on a brighter note there have been several stonkingly good replacements added to the bill...

Limp Bizkit pull out of Download!

Limp Bizkit pull out of Download!

Due to Limp Bizkit's new album, currently titled 'Panty Sniffer', being delayed and the band's continued recording commitments, they have been forced to pull out of the Download Festival.

Incredibly Strange Wrestling comes to Download Festival!

This summer, wrestling is coming to Download. The lunatic luchadores of the punk rock/pro-wrestling spectacle Incredibly Strange Wrestling rolls into Europe for the first time ever, joining the Download Festival at Donington Park on 1 June.

Download announces more New Media attractions

Win some VIP passes through an SMS competition, Download festival sounds - Download is packing in the perks right across the board!

Reef to play Download Festival

Violent Delight, Chimaira and Reef are set to join some of the biggest names in rock for two days of adrenalin-fuelled music and mayhem among for the new Download Festival, taking place at Donington Park on Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June.

The Darkness, Queen Adrena & more for Download Festival!

The first six acts have been confirmed to perform on the Scuzz Stage at The Download Festival on Saturday 31st May. The Darkness will open the Main Stage on Sunday June 1.

Download Festival: Kerrang!/Radio 1 Stage line-up announced!

The second stage line-up has been confirmed, and promises to deliver "the best of the new breed of rock". A and Mudvayne headline the stage, which also features One Minute Silence and Raging Speedhorn...

Download Festival will incorporate Deconstruction

As we previously reported, the organisers have now confirmed that Deconstruction will take over the Scuzz Stage on Sunday 1 June, the final day of the two day festival which takes place in Donington.

Download Festival: Day Split and more acts announced!

Zwan, Ministry, Less Than Jake, InMe, Disturbed, Murderdolls, Stone Sour and (hed) Planet Earth have been added to the lineup of the UK's new Download Festival which takes place in Donington, from 31 May to 01 June 2003.

Deconstruction Festival comes to Donington!

Europe's premier skate-punk tour, Deconstruction, returns to the UK this summer, as part of the Download Festival. NO FX will headline the tour.

Audioslave added to UK Download Festival

The supergroup made up of Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine members will play the two day Download Festival which takes place at Donington Park on May 31 & June 1, 2003.

Iron Maiden, Limp Bizkit & Marilyn Manson for new UK Donington Rockfest!

Iron Maiden, Limp Bizkit & Marilyn Manson for new UK Donington Rockfest!

The two day Download Festival will take place at the home of rock, Donington Park, on the weekend of 31 May and 1 June. Iron Maiden, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson and Deftones are the first acts confirmed for the futuristic event.

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