The Download 2004 Lowdown!
28 January 2004
After last year's explosive debut (which only featured a secret gig by Metallica!), Download Festival is back with a vengeance, and promises to be even bigger and better this year. Metallica are back, and are assisted on headlining duty, by Linkin Park.
This year's festival returns to Donington for 2 days of fully-loaded noise from a bunch of the biggest names in rock, on Saturday June 5th and Sunday June 6th. For the latest Download Festival news delivered direct to your desktop, make sure you get hold of the 'Download Dog', by clicking here.
What's more, this year sees the birth of Download Scotland, which will take place on Wednesday June 2nd and Thursday June 3rd, at the Glasgow Green. The event will feature four of the biggest bands from the Donington line-up, including Metallica (June 2nd) and Linkin Park (3rd), and the excellent facilities that the festival is known for.
Tickets are available online now (click here), but are not otherwise available until 9am Friday January 30th.
Due to overwhelming demand for 'Campsite Plus' last year, an extra £5 will upgrade you to 'Loaded Camping', which includes hot showers, cloakroom, attended toilets and access to 'Club Kerrang!' in the Download Cafe (limited capacity).
There will also be an 'Upload VIP Package' (click here) available this year, for £200, which buys you:
- Full weekend ticket to the festival
- Private VIP campsite with parking, mains toilets, showers and catering facilities
- Exclusive entrance to festival
- Preferential access to Club Kerrang! at the Download Cafe open til late (limited capacity)
- Access to backstage guest hospitality area with cash-bar facilities
- Download goodie bag
- Stylised VIP pass for each guest
More acts will be announced very soon. For the most up-to-date and reliable info, check out our Download Donington and Download Scotland sections, the official Download website and get your own Desktop Dog!