The UK’s biggest, loudest and coolest rock and metal festival kicks off the major weekend festival calendar for 2007. Three days full of distortion fuelled fury from some of the world’s most important names in rock music riff out at the even more legendary venue Donington Park.

The likes of Metallica, Guns ‘N Roses, System Of A Down, Slayer, The Prodigy, Korn, Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Trivium, and Tool have all helped define the festival during its four year history with the lineup arguably getting better every time.

Fans can mosh down the front of the pit at the three main stages, chill out and watch BMX stunts whilst catching new and emerging talent at the Soul Bowl, go on the fair rides, peruse the market stalls, or even watch a film at the cinema.

There’s also five-a-side football, campsite parties, and loads of side attractions, with the organisers always keen to bring something new into the equation.

The campsite will open at midday on Wednesday 6th June and will close at noon on Monday 11th June.

Making a return in 2007 is the festival’s 24 hour entertainment zone ‘The Village’, which promises activities like LaserQuest and Human Table Football.

Now in it’s 5th year, Download has also opted to go environmentally friendly by encouraging a car sharing system, the use of recyclable cups, and vowing to spend £250,000 (the same amount it cost to clean up the site last year) to ensure that this year is produces less waste and is cleaner than ever before.