Download Festival, Donington ParkThere really is something for every rock and heavy metal fan at Download, which takes place at Donington Park from 10-12 June 2022. The BBC has reported that 100,000 rockers are expected to attend. The festival features four stages, all with a killer alt line-up: the Main Stage, the Second Stage, the Avalanche Stage hosted by Kerrang! Radio and the Dogtooth Stage.
NME has reported that veteran rockers Kiss will headline on Friday 10 June. On Saturday 11 June, English heavy metal band Iron Maiden will perform as part of their Legacy of the Beast tour. Megadeth are set to appear on the Second Stage, while Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura will perform on the Dogtooth Stage. On Sunday 12 June, the Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro will headline, with American nu metal band Korn also part of the line-up. Steel Panther will feature on the Second Stage.
If you want to travel further afield this summer, you can join European rock fans in mosh pits in Spain and Germany:
Mad Cool Festival, MadridIf you are heading to Spain this summer, one option is the Mad Cool Festival, which takes place at the Espacio Mad Cool in Madrid from 6 to 10 July 2022. The open-air festival features headliners, including the rock bands Metallica, The Killers, Muse and Queens of the Stone Age.
Hopefully, this guide has given you some food for thought if you are looking to see the best rock and heavy metal bands at a festival this summer. If you are holidaying at home this year, then Download Festival at Donington Park is highly recommended due to the sheer range of rock and heavy metal bands on offer.