Created in 2003 at the Donington Park motorsport circuit in Leicestershire in England, the Download Festival arrived in France for the first time in June 10, 11 and 12, 2016.
Relying on a very rock programming, this very first French edition took over the Hippodrome de Longchamp in Paris.
In terms of lineup, the festival put on a great spread by welcoming Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Korn, Deftones, Megadeth, Ghost, Volbeat, Biffy Clyro, Amon Amarth, Gojira, Sabaton, Anthrax, Rival Sons and Trivium on three different stages.
Facing the success of the first French edition, the Download Festival Paris returned in June 2017 with three new days and explosive nights on a brand-new venue: the Base Aérienne 217 in Brétigny-sur-Orge / Le Plessis-Pâté, 30 minutes away from Paris.
In terms of artists, System of A Down, Linkin Park, Blink 182, Green Day and Prophets of Rage as well as Slayer, Gojira, Rancid, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Five Finger Death Punch made a splash!
For the lovers of the festival, we have some good news, Download Festival Paris has confirmed to be back in summer 2018. Save the date: Friday June 15, Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17, 2018 in Brétigny-sur-Orge for the third edition of the Parisian edition of the Download Festival!
Speaking of lineuop, Ozzy Osbourne aka "the Prince of Darkness" will be here for the opening on Friday June 15, 2018. The British artist will take over the Parisian festival for his world tour and will be surrounded with Zakk Wylde, Tommy Clufetos, Blasko and Adam Wakeman!
Marilyn Manson is the second head lineup to come on Saturday June 16, 2018!
Foo Fighters will perform on Sunday June 17, 2018. Dave Grohl and friends will make the best of it to play live tracks from their latest opus "Concrete And Gold".
And who says four days, says four heads! Axl Rose and Guns N'Roses will close the festival on Monday June 18, 2018.
For what's left, Download Festival France 2018 gives all it's got with Ghost, The Offspring, Converge, Ultra Vomit, Wolf Alice, Powerwolf, The Hives, Dead Cross, Slaves and Franck Carter & The Rattlesnakes...
Stay tuned to know more.
Here's the teaser 2018:
Download Festival 2018 in Paris
Friday June 15, Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17, 2018
Base Aérienne 217 in Brétigny-sur-Orge / Le Plessis-Pâté, 30 minutes away from Paris
Ticketing service opening soon
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From 15 June 2018 to 18 June 2018
Base aérienne 217
91220 Bretigny sur Orge
Pass 1 jour: 69 €
Pass 3 jours: 165 €
Pass 4 jours: 224 €