Like the Monsters of Rock Festival that came before, the Download Festival, and it's home location of Donington has become an iconic name in the world of Rock and Metal.

Headlined over the years by the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, Slipknot, Korn, and this year, AC/DC! Download has become THE festival for any lovers of Rock music.

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This year, the festival marks the 30th anniversary of the original Monsters of Rock Festival on the same site, featuring some of the biggest names in Rock, Classic Rock and Metal. 30 years ago the first festival was headlined by Rainbow, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, April Wine and Saxon (who return on the final day of Download this year). The massively anticipated return of AC/DC will be the band's 4th appearance at the site, after headlining the Monsters of Rock Festival in 1981, 1984 and 1991.

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