It is the most prevalent British summer shake and overwhelming metal celebration and has facilitated a portion of the class' greatest names, including Saxon, Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Metallica, , Aerosmith. The 2015 celebration highlighted monstrous mechanical observation by police in conjunction with celebration coordinators Live Nation UK. RFID wristbands and facial acknowledgment innovation was utilized to look at visual sweeps of participants against an European criminal database. The Download Festival was imagined as a follow up to the Monsters of Rock celebrations which had been held at the Donington Park circuit in the vicinity of 1980 and 1996.
The name Download was decided for the celebration for two reasons. Downloading was a messy word in the music business at the time, because of document sharing, and shake is viewed as a defiant type of music. Likewise Download was to be a Monsters of Rock for the 21st century and the web would give network its audience. The celebration coordinators have supported an online group through the Download Festival Forums. At first a sounding board for the enthusiasts of the celebration, the sheets have turned into a vital piece of the celebration association with normal commitments from Festival Director John Probyn and Promoter Andy Copping.