And a lineup change has been made.

Bring Me The Horizon at Download Festival 2013

Download Festival 2023 has completely sold out more than a month before the Donington Park event opens its gates.

In early April, Download Festival booker Andy Copping revealed that the Donington Park rock institution was set to sell out for the first time in its history. Although weekend tickets have sold out in previous years, select day tickets have still been available.

Download Festival has confirmed this afternoon (5th May) that the four-day event has sold all weekend, day and camping tickets for this year’s 20th anniversary extravaganza. 2023 is also officially the fastest selling Download Festival of all time.

Commenting on this year’s ticket sales, Andy Copping told Variety in April: “We’ve done some big numbers in the past but this one has been a complete other level. The festival running for 20 years and hitting that landmark sell-out figure is incredible.”

In addition to the sell-out, there has also been one line-up change with Bad Religion joining the bill in place of The Distillers, who have dropped out.

The Los Angeles punks will bring their blistering sounds to The Opus Stage on the Sunday night shortly before Ghost take to the second stage.

Download Festival will be four days in 2023 with Metallica headlining the Thursday and Saturday, Bring Me The Horizon topping the bill on the Friday and Slipknot bringing the rock festival to a close on the Sunday.

Other bands taking to the hallowed turf of Donington Park on the weekend of Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th June include Alter Bridge, Halestorm, Clutch, Mammoth WVH, Ghost, Within Temptation, Placebo, Disturbed, Evanescence, Parkway Drive, Pendulum, Architects, Five Finger Death Punch, The HU, Empire State Bastard and many more.