Metallica to headline inaugural Download Festival Germany in 2022

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Five Finger Death Punch and Sabtan have also been confirmed for next year’s first German festival iteration.

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Metallica will be the title of the first German edition of the Download Festival to be held in 2022.

  • Read more: Boss on download festival pilot: “These guys are going to be kissing, moshing, hugging, shagging and losing their minds”
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The inaugural Download Festival Germany will take place on 24 June next year at the motor racing circuit Hockenheimring in the Rhine Valley. So far, Nevada band Five Finger Death Punch and Swedish power metal outfit Subton have been confirmed for the line-up.

Download Tickets for the German Edition of Festival Go on sale This Friday (17 September).


Germany joins a growing list of other countries at the opening ceremony, with downloads expanding in recent years with events in France, Spain, Japan and Australia.

Download Festival UK is set to run between 10-12 June next year at Donnington Park, Leicestershire, headlined by KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro. Earlier this month, organizers unveiled a slew of new acts on the bill, including A Day to Remember, Mastodon, Creeper, Code Orange and more.

Earlier this year, Frank Carter and Rattlesnake headlined the first night of the historic Download Pilot event, which welcomed the return of camping festivals to the UK.

The 10,000-capacity event, which Carter and co joined with other headliners Bullet for My Valentine and Enter Hunter, marked a small-scale comeback legendary rock festival as part of preliminary research into the vault for a three-day camping pilot. indicated. The return of live music.


Meanwhile, Metallica recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of their 1991 self-titled album – commonly referred to as ‘The Black Album’ – by releasing a remastered reissue.

The band also shared ‘The Metallica Blacklist’, a massive cover compilation featuring 53 artists paying tribute to metal icons including Miley Cyrus, Phoebe Bridgers, Royal Blood, St. Vincent, IDLEs, Weezer and many more.

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