Download completes its lineup

With less than two weeks to go, Download festival has confirmed the last bands to its lineup.

Paradise Lost, Neurosonic, Fortune Drive and The Ghost Of A Thousand are the final bands for the rock bill.

They join headliners My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park and Iron Maiden and 100s more acts spanning metal, punk, rock and everything in between.

Tickets are still on sale HERE, priced £125 for the weekend (extra £20 for camping) or £60 per day. 

As well as completing this year's lineup, festival organisers have also announced details of welfare efforts to keep fans safe and sound throughout the weekend.

'Campsite Hubs', which will be manned by specialised managers, will oversee all campsite activity and help out with any queries. There will also be more safety info on site in the form of posters designed by Rianne Rowlands, one of the entrants from last year’s ‘Unleash the Beast’ competition.
With a hot weekend a real possibility, three teepees will be erected on site as a free shade area and there will be more water stations with more water generally available. 
For the first time, a ‘Mister’ is going to be at the festival. Created by students from the Theatre Performance and Event Design course at Birmingham UCE, it will omit a very fine spray of water and hot festival goers will be able to stroll through the sculpture, or just relax in the area and let the water mist revitalise them.
Every single person gearing up to descend on Donington this year is being asked to look out for each other across the weekend. Leicestershire Police have launched a new text messaging and email service aimed at gathering crime prevention information – this is to encourage festival-goers to look out for themselves by reporting any trouble themselves in the spirit of staying safe!

PC Kevin Walker explained: “Download has [always] been a very peaceful festival with a great atmosphere…we want to make sure this year is a great event for everybody…it made sense to set up an email and text service to encourage fans to let us know [anonymously] if they hear of anything that may be useful to us.”

Anyone with information can either text 86688 or they can email their message through to

More info about all the above is available at the official site HERE. Download Festival takes place at Donington Park, Leicestershire, from 8-10 June.