Download Festival is a British rock festival, held annually at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England since 2003. It is the most popular British summer rock and heavy metal festival and has hosted some of the biggest names in rock and metal including Saxon,Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Muse, Motörhead, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Kiss, Judas Priest, Status Quo,Motley Crue, Journey, ZZ Top, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, and Guns N' Roses.
The name Download was chosen for the festival for two reasons. Downloading was a dirty word in the music industry at the time, due to file sharing, and rock is seen as a rebellious genre of music. Also Download was to be a Monsters of Rock for the 21st century and the internet would provide connectivity with its audience.