The 2023 installment of the Download festival is just around the corner, and promising weather is forecast for the rock event. Check the forecast below.
This year’s festival, which will take place at Donington Park in Leicestershire, will see rock and metal heavyweights like Metallica, Slipknot and Ghost take to the stage, as well as Alter Bridge, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects and many more.
Those lucky enough to attend this year’s edition, which takes place from Thursday June 8 to Sunday June 11, will have near-ideal weather awaiting them, as it seems wellingtons may not be necessary.
See the latest forecast according to BBC Time below.
Thursday June 8: Cloudy intervals reaching sunny weather at noon, with maximum temperatures of 18° and minimum of 9°
Friday June 9: Sunny all day but with a chance of moderate winds, with temperatures reaching 19° in the mid-afternoon and a minimum around 9°
Saturday, June 10: Cloudy intervals with a chance of rain in the morning, then sunny afternoon with highs of 22° and lows of 11°
Sunday June 11: Sunny and clear skies throughout the day, although a slight chance of showers in the early afternoon. Forecasted to be the warmest day of the four-day race, with highs hitting 25° and dropping to 13°
The first wave of artists set to appear at this year’s Download festival was announced in November of last year, when more than 50 acts were added to the lineup, including Evanescence, The Distillers and Placebo. It was also announced that the three-day festival would be extended to four days this year, in celebration of its 20th anniversary.
Thrash pioneers Metallica will perform two unique performances over the weekend with no song repeats on Thursday (June 8) and Saturday (June 10), while Bring Me The Horizon will perform on Friday (June 9). June) and Slipknot on Sunday (June 11). .
Parkway Drive, Disturbed, Nova Twins and Fever 333 were also confirmed to be part of the initial lineup, as were Municipal Waste, Lorna Shore, Alexisonfire, Asking Alexandria and Motionless In White.
Last month, the festival added 12 new names to its lineup, including Cancer Bats, Casey, Hundred Reasons, State Champs, Static Dress, Puscifer, Redhook, Rituals, and Cherry Bombs.
For the 2022 edition of the festival, Biffy Clyro, Iron Maiden and KISS headlined, while other artists included Korn, Megadeth and Deftones.
In a three-star review of the festival, NME praised the event for offering “fearless, frenetic and fun” performances by newer acts, while the Iron Maiden headline bordered on feeling “dated”.