Download 2015

Thursday 11th June to Sunday 14th June 2015

Castle Donington

Official Website & Tickets

The spiritual home of the heavy metal festival in the heart of the UK. Download celebrates another glorious year with a diverse, storming line up that sees a cross section of bands with plenty to satisfy all tastes.


Download Festival 2015 Preview by Midlands Rocks Radio on Mixcloud


Check out Midlands Rocks’ recent reviews of, and interviews with, some of the bands performing across the weekend:

Slipknot @ SSE Arena, Wembley – Friday 23rd January 2015

Judas Priest – Audio interview with Richie Faulkner

Clutch – Interview with Jean-Paul Gaster

Lacuna Coil @ HMV Institute – 5th November 2014

Black Stone Cherry @ Birmingham LG Arena – 30th October 2014

At The Gates – Interview with Tomas Lindberg

All That Remains – The Order Of Things album review

Thunder @ Birmingham Barclaycard Arena – 13th March 2015

Blues Pills @ Nottingham Rescue Rooms – 29th April 2015

Cadillac Three @ Wolverhampton Slade Rooms – 4th March 2015

Parkway Drive @ Nottingham Rock City – 15th December 2014

Heart Of A Coward – Interview with Carl Ayers

Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor album review

Black Veil Brides + Fearless Vampire Killers @ Birmingham O2 Academy – 7th October 2014

Black Star Riders – Killer Instinct album review

Slash @ Birmingham LG Arena – 1st December 2014

Billy Idol @ Birmingham O2 Academy – 5th November 2014

Blackberry Smoke – Holding All The Roses album review

EofE @ Birmingham Institute – 16th November 2014

36 Crazyfists @ Nottingham Rescue Rooms – 13th February 2015

Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep album review

We Are Harlot – Album review

Von Hertzen Brothers @ Wolverhampton Slade Rooms – 25th April 2015

Evil Scarecrow – Galactic Hunt album review

Dragonforce @ Birmingham Institute – 24th September 2014

Insomnium @ Birmingham Oobleck – 6th November 2014

Keevils Killer Cuts – E05 – DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL EDITION – TMR TV from TMR TV on Vimeo.