Download Festival 2022 Tickets, Lineup, Camping, Food, Drinks and Parking

The Download Festival will take place in June for the first time in three years at Donington Park and festival-goers are promised plenty of additional features, attractions and upgrades after the long layoff. These include harder parking lots, especially for the village area, better and more accessible parking lots, and campsites close to the main arena.

It will have taken a massive 1,092 days – from Tool closing the last full download festival on June 16, 2019 to Heriot playing the first guitar chords on June 10 – since the actual festival took place.

Last year, a pilot festival was allowed to take place with just 10,000 fans, but many people still bought tickets for the full 2020 festival, which was canceled due to the Covid pandemic.

Learn more about the Download Festival 2022

Tickets are still on sale here for this year’s festival, which is expected to attract up to 85,000 people, when the main headliners will be Kiss, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro along with over 90 other bands over the three days.

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Donington Park Rock Showcase.

Who are the heavy hitters in the line-up?

Biffy Clyro (Sunday), Iron Maiden (Saturday) and Kiss (Friday) headline the festival’s main stage and the rest of the lineup is also shaping up to be very tasty with the likes of:

A Day to Remember, Skindred, Black Veil Brides, Bury Tomorrow, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Megadeth, Mastodon, Daughtry, Steel Panther, The Darkness, A Friend’s Funeral, Sepultura, Descendents, Electric Wizard, Myles Kennedy, Deftones , Korn , VolBeat, Shinedown, Lacuna Coil and Wargasm and many more.

When is it?

The three-day festival takes place June 10-12, 2022 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire.

What time do the campground and arena open?

General campsites open Wednesday June 8 for those camping five nights until Sunday June 12, although most people will leave Monday morning afterwards.

The Arena opens at the following times:

Friday midday
Saturday: 10 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.



The Download Dog pictured alongside Festival Republic general manager Melvin Benn (left) and Download Festival booker Andy Copping (right) at the Lake Tarmac entrance to Donington Park. The Tarmac Lake section of Donington Park is expected to be used as part of the festival site, improving accessibility for festival goers.

What’s new for Download Festival 2022?

Unofficially dubbed “Drownload” on some occasions, the festival was notorious for muddy conditions in some of its 19 years, but by working with the park owners, improvements to the site were able to take place.

* The Village area, where festival-goers can buy food, listen to music and mingle for three days, has moved closer to the main arena and is now located on hard ground.

* The Access campsite where many people are in wheelchairs will be able to go from the campsite to the Village without leaving the ground.

* Campers, who were previously looking to walk almost an hour to get to the campsite from the arena, have new campsites, which means this is reduced to 25 minutes.

* There are also shorter walking distances across the site to various stage and event venues and car parks have been relocated, including access for the first time from the new Castle Donington bypass to the new car park is.

* New car parks mean festival goers can expect bridge-free access to the festival and campsites as there are no more car parks on the main road from Donington to Melbourne.

* Introducing a new circular camping option, which means offering clean, recycled tents and ready-made camping gear on site for those who want a greener option.

* The festival is also looking to improve its green credentials. Recycling and composting rates increased from 46% in 2018 to 59% in 2019 with zero waste going to landfill. All water bottles will be 100% recyclable and a one liter water bottle can be filled in three seconds thanks to high-speed technology in the arena.



Festival-goers photographed at Download Pilot in 2021

What food and drink will be available at the festival?

Food and drink vendors have yet to be revealed, but what has been confirmed is that there will be a brand new pop-up co-op supermarket on site selling all your essentials while those who love a campsite can pre-order cold cans of Carlsberg. of Somersby cider to be delivered on arrival by visiting music.carlsberg.co.uk. Cases cost £20 for 24 cans.

What is the parking situation at Download 2022?

Parking passes (£21) and motorcycle passes (£11) are still available. cannot be replaced nor can they be exchanged or refunded.

Look below to find out where the car parks are located this year:



Here is the new layout of the campsite for 2022, showing the car parks

Great! But how much are the tickets and are there any left?

At the moment, there is still availability for campsites, as well as day tickets.

A standard five-day camping pass will cost an adult £268, as will five days in eco-camping.

Three-day camping costs £260.

So what about day tickets?

They cost £98.40 (Friday), £101.20 (Saturday) and £98.40 (Sunday). Tickets for the weekend-only arena cost £233.

What are the camping options?

There are three different options: standard camping, quiet camping or there are still spaces available at Download’s Eco Campsite, which can accommodate up to 3,000 festival-goers and is set amongst old oak trees and native wildlife…perfect to blow away cobwebs.

What will the weather be like on the weekend of Download Festival 2022?

Of course no one really knows but the long term forecast is as follows: According to Metcheck, the weather will be unstable over the three days from June 10 to June 12, maximum temperature 21 degC on Saturday while it could be sunny with a few cloudy periods. A light amount of rain may fall as showers on June 10 and there will be more clouds on June 12.

But everything could change by then and fingers crossed it doesn’t look like it will be Drownload this year.

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