Event information

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

Who was there?

100% Baz Anderson
100% Dedcalm
100% Haldamir


DAY 1 (13.06)

Main Stage
20:45 - 22:30 Kiss
19:00 - 20:15 Judas Priest
17:30 - 18:30 Motörhead
16:30 - 17:10 Disturbed
15:30 - 16:10 Kid Rock
14:35 - 15:10 Seether
13:45 - 14:15 Beat Union
13:00 - 13:25 Black Tide
Tuborg Stage
21:00 - 22:15 Simple Plan
19:35 - 20:25 Rise Against
18:30 - 19:15 Rival Schools
17:25 - 18:10 The Subways
16:25 - 17:05 Fall Of Troy
15:30 - 16:05 Comeback Kid
14:40 - 15:10 The Black Dahlia Murder
13:50 - 14:20 Stone Gods
13:00 - 13:30 Zebrahead
Gibson Stage
21:20 - 22:20 The Dillinger Escape Plan
20:15 - 20:55 Kill Hannah
19:10 - 19:50 Slaves To Gravity
18:20 - 18:50 High On Fire
17:30 - 18:00 In Case Of Fire
16:40 - 17:10 Blackhole
15:50 - 16:20 Hostile
15:05 - 15:30 Firewind
14:20 - 14:45 Caimbo
13:40 - 14:05 Rolo Tomassi
13:00 - 13:25 Lovvers


DAY 2 (14.06)

Main Stage
21:10 - 22:25 The Offspring
19:05 - 20:20 Incubus
17:30 - 18:30 Bullet For My Valentine
16:20 - 17:10 Biffy Clyro
15:15 - 16:00 Alter Bridge
14:15 - 14:55 Madina Lake
13:20 - 13:55 36 Crazyfists
12:30 - 13:00 Job For A Cowboy
11:45 - 12:10 Skindred
11:00 - 11:25 Sign
Tuborg Stage
21:00 - 22:15 HIM
19:35 - 20:25 Ash
18:30 - 19:15 Pendulum
17:30 - 18:10 Ace Frehley
16:40 - 17:10 Amon Amarth
15:50 - 16:20 Bleeding Through
15:00 - 15:30 Throwdown
14:10 - 14:40 A Day To Remember
13:20 - 13:50 The Devil Wears Prada
12:30 - 13:00 Alesana
11:45 - 12:10 Annotations Of An Autopsy
11:00 - 11:25 Malefice
Gibson Stage
21:10 - 22:10 Testament
20:05 - 20:45 Saxon
19:05 - 19:40 Johnny Truant
18:10 - 18:40 Fighting With Wire
17:20 - 17:50 Brigade
16:30 - 17:00 Army Of Freshman
15:45 - 16:10 The Haze
15:00 - 15:25 Big Linda
14:15 - 14:40 The Last Supper
13:30 - 13:55 Trigger The Bloodshed
12:50 - 13:15 Mexicolas
12:10 - 12:35 Go Audio
11:35 - 11:55 Rise To Remain
11:00 - 11:20 Verra Cruz


DAY 3 (15.06)

Main Stage
21:00 - 22:30 Lostprophets
19:05 - 20:20 Jimmy Eat World
17:40 - 18:30 Coheed & Cambria
16:30 - 17:15 In Flames
15:30 - 16:10 Within Temptation
14:30 - 15:10 Apocalyptica
13:30 - 14:10 Black Stone Cherry
12:40 - 13:10 Fightstar
11:50 - 12:20 From First To Last
11:00 - 11:30 Glamour Of The Kill
Tuborg Stage
21:00 - 22:15 Cavalera Conspiracy
19:35 - 20:25 Children Of Bodom
18:30 - 19:15 The Wildhearts
17:30 - 18:10 Elliot Minor
16:40 - 17:10 Kids In Glass Houses
15:50 - 16:20 Chiodos
15:00 - 15:30 Airbourne
14:10 - 14:40 Rose Tattoo
13:20 - 13:50 Lethal Bizzle
12:30 - 13:00 Municipal Waste
11:45 - 12:10 Animal Alpha
11:00 - 11:25 Cry For Silence
Gibson Stage
21:10 - 22:10 Jonathan Davis (Korn)
20:05 - 20:45 Valient Thorr
19:00 - 19:40 Haunts
18:05 - 18:35 August Burns Red
17:15 - 17:45 Voodoo Six
16:25 - 16:55 Between The Buried And Me
15:35 - 16:05 Ted Maul
14:45 - 15:15 Canterbury
14:00 - 14:25 Exit Ten
13:15 - 13:40 The Galvatrons
12:30 - 12:55 Sons Of Albion
11:45 - 12:10 Devil Sold His Soul
11:00 - 11:25 Invasion


News

 10.06.2008 - Download Festival - To Attempt World Record


Reviews

 Download Festival 2008 - Castle Donington, England, 13th June 2008 by Baz Anderson
 Download Festival 2008 - Castle Donington, England, 14th June 2008 by Baz Anderson
 Download Festival 2008 - Castle Donington, England, 15th June 2008 by Baz Anderson


Photo galleries

Download Festival - Castle Donington, England, 13th-15th June 2008 by Baz Anderson (168 images)




 
Updated: 09.06.2008




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deathovertime - 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?
Baz Anderson - 15.05.2008 at 20:54  
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
deathovertime - 15.05.2008 at 23:12  
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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.
Marcel Hubregtse - 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.
Asitis - 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.
Marcel Hubregtse - 23.05.2008 at 12:36  
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.
Marcel Hubregtse - 23.05.2008 at 12:39  
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.
Astorius - 23.05.2008 at 13:37  
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:)
Shadowcross - 26.05.2008 at 10:59  
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...
Baz Anderson - 08.06.2008 at 16:22  
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
Xan-X - 09.06.2008 at 20:29  
That's quite a combination of bands :s
Baz Anderson - 09.06.2008 at 23:11  
Added all the times from the running order!! Phew!!!
Baz Anderson - 16.06.2008 at 15:16  
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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