Published on : Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Music fans heading to Donington Park this weekend can rejoice to the steel gods – the Met Office predicts three largely dry days on the Derbyshire website.
The rock pageant, which opens on Wednesday (June 8) will kick off principal stage motion on Friday, with Kiss, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro headlining on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Download has earnt the nickname Drownload in more moderen years – in 2016, 70 million gallons fell throughout the weekend, flooding tents and leaving rockers knee-deep in mud.
Things had been positively brighter in 2017 and 2018, however by 2019, ‘Brownload’ mud had returned.
In 2020, the pageant was cancelled attributable to COVID-19, returning in 2021 as a managed authorities pilot. And, properly, it rained a bit then too.
But one factor is for positive – the climate by no means stops fans from getting out into the hallowed fields of Donington Park and screaming for their favorite bands. This yr might be no completely different, and you’ll nonetheless seize tickets.
The forecast reveals some mild rain this lunchtime (Wednesday, June 8), however by Thursday (June 9), the Met Office expects a cloudy day with sunny intervals and highs of 19 levels.
On Friday, June 10, we’re anticipating related, solely it’ll be one diploma hotter! Great information for the primary day of enjoyable within the fields. On Saturday, June 11, there could also be mild showers within the late morning however in any other case, issues are trying shiny with highs of 20 levels.
And on the ultimate day, Sunday, June 12, it’s anticipated to be fairly sunny all day, although somewhat cooler with highs of 18 levels.
Monday is up to now trying dry too, in the event you’re packing as much as go house on Monday morning.
It’s excellent news for fans who will be capable to swap ponchos for sunhats to see their favorite bands throughout 4 enviornment phases.
On Friday, Skindred, A Day to Remember and Kiss are scheduled to play the primary stage with Airbourne and Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes heading up the second stage.
A Ghost Inside and Electric Wizard will shut out the night time on the Avalanche and Dogtooth Stages respectively.
Then, on Saturday, we’ll see Shinedown, Deftones and the mighty Iron Maiden on the primary stage, in addition to Mastodon and Megadeth on the second. Funeral for a Friend and Sepultura will shut out proceedings on the Avalanche and Dogtooth phases.
On the final night time, Sunday, Volbeat, Korn and Biffy Clyro will play the primary stage. Over on the second, The Darkness and Steel Panther will deliver a slice of glam, whereas Descendents and Myles Kennedy carry out on Avalanche and Dogtooth.
Other bands set to carry out over the weekend are Brum’s personal Napalm Death (Dogtooth Stage, Saturday), Creeper, Spiritbox and Rise Against.
There’ll be a change to the Village this yr, a model new space referred to as The Crucible, that includes two phases of leisure and late night time DJs.