The Download 2004 Lowdown!

Yes, Metallica and Linkin Park are headlining. Yes, there will be a Download Festival in Scotland (as well as Donington) this year. Yes, you can buy tickets right now online (and yes, VIP ones are available!) We have the full lowdown on Download 2004

[r-zone2]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
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[l-zone1]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
), 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
) available this year, for £200,
which buys you:

  • Full weekend ticket to the festival
  • Private VIP campsite with parking, mains toilets, showers and catering
  • 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
  • Programme
  • 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
and Download
sections, the
official Download website and get your own Desktop