What happened to Download Festival at Donington Park?

When Download began, it took place on the Donington Park circuit infield as had Monsters of Rock. However, in 2008 developments for Formula One meant that the infield was no longer suitable as a festival site. The festival moved to the “Sunday Markets” site to the west of the circuit.

What is Donington Park known for?

Since 1980, Donington Park has played host to many rock festivals. The venue, located near Castle Donington in central England has built itself a reputation as the ‘spiritual home of British hard rock’. Though other festivals have taken place there, the two most notable were annual offerings of Monsters of Rock and Download Festival .

What was the full line-up for Donington festival 2004?

The full line-up included: In June 2004 a two-day Download Festival was held on Glasgow Green, several days before the Donington event. This had a limited line up with only nine bands performing over a two-day period. The bands which did play included the headliners, Metallica and Linkin Park.

Why did Saxon perform at Donington Park in 2010?

Saxon performed their ‘ Wheels of Steel ‘ album in its entirety to commemorate its 30th anniversary. Download 2010 was also the 30th anniversary of rock festivals at Donington Park, since the first one – which Saxon performed at – in 1980.

What happened at Download Festival in 2006?

2006 was the first time the festival was mirrored in the Republic of Ireland, as Download Festival Ireland. 2006 was also by far the warmest year Download has ever had. During the festival Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis was rushed to hospital.

How many albums have the headlining acts at Download Festival sold?

The headlining acts ( Tool, Metallica and Guns N’ Roses) have sales of approximately 200–250 million albums between them, more than the entire line up of 2006’s V Festival . 2006 was the first time the festival was mirrored in the Republic of Ireland, as Download Festival Ireland. 2006 was also by far the warmest year Download has ever had.

What happened to the Download Festival 2021?

The 2021 event was replaced with another virtual event similar to 2020. It was announced on 14 May 2021 that there would be two special programmes on Sky Arts on 5 and 6 June featuring the best headliners from the past 10 years of Download.