It's official, music fans! The headliners for Download Festival 2023 have been announced, and they are sure to get your blood pumping. This year's festival will be headlined by none other than metal legends Metallica, Bring Me The Horizon, and Slipknot. If you're a fan of metal, this is definitely the festival for you. Keep reading to find out more about the lineup and what to expect at this year's festival.
This year's Download Festival is shaping up to be one of the best yet. Metallica is one of the most iconic metal bands of all time. Their performance is sure to be a highlight of the festival. Bring Me The Horizon is one of the most exciting young bands in the metal scene today. Their performance is sure to be full of energy. And Slipknot is one of the most brutal metal bands in the world right now. Their performance is sure to be intense. If you're a fan of any of these bands, you definitely won't want to miss this year's festival.
Metallica said in a statement â€œWe are next-level honoured to once again come back and partake in the Download shenanigans on the hallowed grounds of Castle Donington. Which has an unparalleled place in rock history. On top of that, to be able to share our double show format with two completely unique sets. No repeat songs for the first time ever in the UK is way fuckinâ€™ cool. Bring it on!!â€
It will be the first time Bring Me The Horizon have played at Download since their debut performance in 2006. Frontman Oli Sykes said â€œDownload Festival was one of the first festivals I ever attended as a punter. It was our first amazing festival experience to play as a band. Now the fact that we are headlining such a prestigious event blows my mind. We canâ€™t wait to bring a whole new sound and show for the Download audience.â€
Additionally, for Slipknot it will be their fifth headline slot, speaking about the fest Sid Wilson said "Download Festival! So many great memories, one of the most amazing crowds to play in front of, always an honour to share the bill with so many amazing bands. Of course, Iâ€™ll never miss the opportunity to play my homeland.â€
Download Festival 2023 will take place between June 8 and 11 at Donington Park, Leicestershire