GBR, Castle Donington - Download Festival 2008


Location: United Kingdom, Castle Donington (Donington Park)
Date: 13-15 June 2008
Website: downloadfestival.co.uk

Tickets:

Full weekend ticket: £130
Standard camping: £20
Camper van: £40
Family zone camping: £20
Lockers: £11
Parking: £10 in advance or £15 on the day

VIP package: £315
Buy at www.downloadfestival.co.uk
 

Headliners


DAY 1 (13.06)

Main Stage

Kiss 20:45 - 22:30
Judas Priest 19:00 - 20:15
Motörhead 17:30 - 18:30
Disturbed 16:30 - 17:10
Kid Rock 15:30 - 16:10
Seether 14:35 - 15:10
Beat Union 13:45 - 14:15
Black Tide 13:00 - 13:25

Tuborg Stage

Simple Plan 21:00 - 22:15
Rise Against 19:35 - 20:25
Rival Schools 18:30 - 19:15
The Subways 17:25 - 18:10
Fall Of Troy 16:25 - 17:05
Comeback Kid 15:30 - 16:05
The Black Dahlia Murder 14:40 - 15:10
Stone Gods 13:50 - 14:20
Zebrahead 13:00 - 13:30

Gibson Stage

The Dillinger Escape Plan 21:20 - 22:20
Kill Hannah 20:15 - 20:55
Slaves To Gravity 19:10 - 19:50
High On Fire 18:20 - 18:50
In Case Of Fire 17:30 - 18:00
Blackhole 16:40 - 17:10
Hostile 15:50 - 16:20
Firewind 15:05 - 15:30
Caimbo 14:20 - 14:45
Rolo Tomassi 13:40 - 14:05
Lovvers 13:00 - 13:25

DAY 2 (14.06)

Main Stage

The Offspring 21:10 - 22:25
Incubus 19:05 - 20:20
Bullet For My Valentine 17:30 - 18:30
Biffy Clyro 16:20 - 17:10
Alter Bridge 15:15 - 16:00
Madina Lake 14:15 - 14:55
36 Crazyfists 13:20 - 13:55
Job For A Cowboy 12:30 - 13:00
Skindred 11:45 - 12:10
Sign 11:00 - 11:25

Tuborg Stage

HIM 21:00 - 22:15
Ash 19:35 - 20:25
Pendulum 18:30 - 19:15
Ace Frehley 17:30 - 18:10
Amon Amarth 16:40 - 17:10
Bleeding Through 15:50 - 16:20
Throwdown 15:00 - 15:30
A Day To Remember 14:10 - 14:40
The Devil Wears Prada 13:20 - 13:50
Alesana 12:30 - 13:00
Annotations Of An Autopsy 11:45 - 12:10
Malefice 11:00 - 11:25

Gibson Stage

Testament 21:10 - 22:10
Saxon 20:05 - 20:45
Johnny Truant 19:05 - 19:40
Fighting With Wire 18:10 - 18:40
Brigade 17:20 - 17:50
Army Of Freshman 16:30 - 17:00
The Haze 15:45 - 16:10
Big Linda 15:00 - 15:25
The Last Supper 14:15 - 14:40
Trigger The Bloodshed 13:30 - 13:55
Mexicolas 12:50 - 13:15
Go Audio 12:10 - 12:35
Rise To Remain 11:35 - 11:55
Verra Cruz 11:00 - 11:20

DAY 3 (15.06)

Main Stage

Lostprophets 21:00 - 22:30
Jimmy Eat World 19:05 - 20:20
Coheed & Cambria 17:40 - 18:30
In Flames 16:30 - 17:15
Within Temptation 15:30 - 16:10
Apocalyptica 14:30 - 15:10
Black Stone Cherry 13:30 - 14:10
Fightstar 12:40 - 13:10
From First To Last 11:50 - 12:20
Glamour Of The Kill 11:00 - 11:30

Tuborg Stage

Cavalera Conspiracy 21:00 - 22:15
Children Of Bodom 19:35 - 20:25
The Wildhearts 18:30 - 19:15
Elliot Minor 17:30 - 18:10
Kids In Glass Houses 16:40 - 17:10
Chiodos 15:50 - 16:20
Airbourne 15:00 - 15:30
Rose Tattoo 14:10 - 14:40
Lethal Bizzle 13:20 - 13:50
Municipal Waste 12:30 - 13:00
Animal Alpha 11:45 - 12:10
Cry For Silence 11:00 - 11:25

Gibson Stage

Jonathan Davis (Korn) 21:10 - 22:10
Valient Thorr 20:05 - 20:45
Haunts 19:00 - 19:40
August Burns Red 18:05 - 18:35
Voodoo Six 17:15 - 17:45
Between The Buried And Me 16:25 - 16:55
Ted Maul 15:35 - 16:05
Canterbury 14:45 - 15:15
Exit Ten 14:00 - 14:25
The Galvatrons 13:15 - 13:40
Sons Of Albion 12:30 - 12:55
Devil Sold His Soul 11:45 - 12:10
Invasion 11:00 - 11:25

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Comments: 13   Visited by: 181 users
15.05.2008 - 16:53
deathovertime
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There maybe a few decent bands going to this festival, but you still wouldn't see me dead there. Lostprophets on the main stage headlining? What the hell?
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15.05.2008 - 20:54
Baz Anderson
Written by Guest on 15.05.2008 at 16:53

There maybe a few decent bands going to this festival, but you still wouldn't see me dead there. Lostprophets on the main stage headlining? What the hell?

well I have never been to a Download festival before, and it is that kind of anti-Download attitude I will be able to either support or oppose after having been given the opportunity to cover this event and have the experience myself
yeh, I don't like Lostprophets any more than you by the sounds of things, but there are some really great bands there - and there is more to a festival than strictly just bands anyway isn't there?

one thing is for sure, and that is you will get an honest review of the festival from me
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15.05.2008 - 23:12
deathovertime
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Written by Baz Anderson on 15.05.2008 at 20:54


well I have never been to a Download festival before, and it is that kind of anti-Download attitude I will be able to either support or oppose after having been given the opportunity to cover this event and have the experience myself
yeh, I don't like Lostprophets any more than you by the sounds of things, but there are some really great bands there - and there is more to a festival than strictly just bands anyway isn't there?

one thing is for sure, and that is you will get an honest review of the festival from me


Well alright I'll give you that. I go to Bloodstock every year and I do go 60/40 for the line up, but I also go to hang around with friends, get drunk and have a laugh. Maybe it's not all about the bands going there, but I think my opinion on going to festivals is somewhat different from a lot of other peoples. I'm quite biased in that way.
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16.05.2008 - 15:18
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
130 quid (195 euro) for this crappy line-up? Wow, the English have gone berzerk once again it seems.
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23.05.2008 - 12:26
Asitis
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 16.05.2008 at 15:18

130 quid (195 euro) for this crappy line-up? Wow, the English have gone berzerk once again it seems.

Ah c'mon, it's not a crappy line-up. Just because it is't all "trve kvlt met0l" doesn't mean it's crappy. Plus names like Kiss, Judas Priest and also bands like Bullet For My Valentine aren't cheap to book you know!
And did it maybe ever occur to you that the Download Festival isn't a metal-only festival like graspop or Wacken? The festival wants to be a alternative rock/metal fest, and in that way it's an awesome festival because they have exactly the right line-up for the kind of people they want to attract.
That's said.
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23.05.2008 - 12:36
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Asitis on 23.05.2008 at 12:26

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 16.05.2008 at 15:18

130 quid (195 euro) for this crappy line-up? Wow, the English have gone berzerk once again it seems.

Ah c'mon, it's not a crappy line-up. Just because it is't all "trve kvlt met0l" doesn't mean it's crappy. Plus names like Kiss, Judas Priest and also bands like Bullet For My Valentine aren't cheap to book you know!
And did it maybe ever occur to you that the Download Festival isn't a metal-only festival like graspop or Wacken? The festival wants to be a alternative rock/metal fest, and in that way it's an awesome festival because they have exactly the right line-up for the kind of people they want to attract.
That's said.


Even if one finds the line-up to be good. It still IS too damn expensive. There is NO festival on mainland Europe where you pay 195 euro for three days. Even when looking at not entirely metal festivals.
Lowlands is around 130, Sziget is of course even cheaper etc. etc.
My biggest problem with a festival such as Download is the pricetage attached to it. I know bands such as Kiss, Judas Priest, Bullet For My Valentine (btw how the hell is it possible that this band is expensive?) aren't cheap to book, but Graspop has all three plus bigger names than anything else on this Download line-up and is cheaper.
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23.05.2008 - 12:39
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Not only is the ticket overpriced, look at what they dare CHARGE for the camping... 30 euro, parking 15 euro. Nowhere in Europe do they charge these sorts of prices at festivals. I wonder how much the booze and food will cost.
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23.05.2008 - 13:37
Astorius
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lol 195 euro.My sallary is 250 euro(f.u.c.k.i.n. country),and wtf Offspring c'mon peoples I wouldn't go there,but a few good bands will be there.English festival and there's no Iron Maiden and Dragonforce?I would rether go to listen Def Leppard then Offspring.Alternativemetal fest c'mon this two will never go.And if it's Alternative fest too why they didn't invite Frantz Ferdinand band LOL?But I see a few good names too Judas Priest and Firewind:)
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26.05.2008 - 10:59
Shadowcross
The Summoner
ahahahha "THE FAMILY ZONE" siiiick
does sound like a bit of a ripoff.. but it is in pounds after all..

bullet is f___ing terrible...
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08.06.2008 - 16:22
Baz Anderson
well, only a few days!!!

I've not been to any metal show since the very begning of the year, this will get me back into shape though. hahahaha
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09.06.2008 - 20:29
Xan-X
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That's quite a combination of bands :s
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09.06.2008 - 23:11
Baz Anderson
Added all the times from the running order!! Phew!!!
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16.06.2008 - 15:16
Baz Anderson
Wow! I am back, and what an amazing time I had!!
Full review is coming!

EDIT: Review now on. See above.
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