Download Festival 2012 announces more names and ‘pop-up’ hotel

By February 16, 2012 January 8th, 2017 Culture

Download Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and they have today announced that day tickets will be available to purchase from 9am Friday, February 17 from and Priced at £75 (plus booking fee).


With a spectacular line-up including headliners The Prodigy (Friday, June 8), Metallica (Saturday, June 9) and Black Sabbath (Sunday, June 10), plus an array of exciting acts such as Slash, Biffy Clyro, Steel Panther, Soundgarden, Lamb Of God and You Me At Six.


Download promoter Andy Copping says: “This year’s Download is going from strength-to-strength and the line-up is shaping up nicely. We’ve had a phenomenal reaction to weekend tickets, and have decided to go on sale with day tickets early. Happy days!”

A further 60 + acts will be announced between now and June, and organisers have confirmed American metalcore band Killswitch Engage, the multi-million selling Shinedown, last year’s biggest rock newcomers Black Veil Brides, DIY-punk masters NOFX, epic progressive metallers Opeth and symphonic Scandinavians Nightwish for this year’s Download.

Weekend with camping tickets are also available to purchase along with limited RIP packages – go to the website for all ticket options.

This year’s Download will also see the debut of the RIP Metal Hotel, the first of its kind indoor “pop-up” hotel located on the festival site, a mere hop skip and a jump to the main arena. Each room will have two beds, thermostatic climate control, an en-suite wet room with toilet, basin and shower, storage space, a flat screen TV, and secure card entry. Not only that, all rooms will be serviced with with quality linen, towels and toiletries by dedicated Metal Hotel personnel, as well as offering continental breakfast, providing a truly luxury experience to coincide with the festival’s 10th anniversary celebrations. Rooms will be available from the Download website. Sweet!



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