Download Wraps Triumphant Return, Announces Extra Day for 2023 Anniversary Celebration.

Biffy Clyro closing this year's Download. Photo: David Dillon

Kiss’s final UK show, Iron Maiden’s masterclass and a Sunday headline set from Biffy Clyro were the headline grabbers, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, an hour of pure, unadulterated rock from Black Label Society and an absolute blast of a chat with Cellar Door Moon Crow were our highlights from a sun-kissed Donnington Park this weekend, with fans once again living up to their reputation of what is widely regarded as the UK’s friendliest audience, celebrating inclusivity, self-expression and a lot of headbanging. 

Looking forward to 2023’s 20th Anniversary, Festival Republic has just announced that, for the first time, an extra day of music will be added to bring four massive days of live music and the biggest ever edition, from Thursday 8th June – Sunday, 11th June.

This year, Download introduced many site changes, including the move to a hard-standing village in a brand-new location. Moving even closer to the Arena, the new location was also just 350m from the Access Campsite, meaning access customers were able to go freely from their camp to The Village without leaving solid ground, enjoying the full Download experience with more convenience than ever before. 
Download also welcomed Music Support, the charity that helps those who work in music and live events providing mental health support, back to the festival. They operated a Safe Hub backstage, where artists and crew could come to take some time out or speak to a mental health first aid trained volunteer. For further information visit