The UK’s biggest, loudest and coolest rock and metal festival kicks off the major weekend festival calendar for 2008. 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, My Chemical Romance, Iron Maiden and Tool have all helped define the festival during its five 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.