Download Festival to stay at Donington

Rock and metal bash will return 12-14 June 2009

Download Festival to stay at Donington

Photographer: Sara Bowrey28 October 2008

Rumours were circulating that the event may have to find a new home after the festival was moved from the inside of the site's racetrack to the outside in June this year.

However Download bosses have revealed that the festival will remain at Donington Park, Castle Donington in Derby and run from 12-14 June 2009.

A statement on the offical Download website reads: "After much speculation, we are delighted to confirm we're back at Donington, loud and proud - just like a Marshall Amp turned up to 11!

"Ever since the first ever Monsters of Rock in 1980 Donington Park has been the spiritual home to pure and unadulterated heavy rock music. When we started Download in 2003 we had no interest in changing that rich history and that feeling still remains strong!

"We are also delighted to announce that Download 2009 takes place over the weekend of 12, 13, 14 June 2009. If you are one of those people who still keep a diary, smack it in there now! Otherwise tattoo this information on your arm now (please note the Download team takes no responsibility for anyone silly enough to do this!)"


Check back for ticket details and line-up announcements.

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