Download Festival 2022: arrival, weather, tickets

The Download Festival has been one of the most popular British festivals for almost 20 years – every summer the crème de la crème of hard rock and metal meet there. Now it is celebrating its German premiere.

When and where will the Download Festival 2022 take place?
The Download Festival will be held in Germany for the first time ever on Friday, June 24, 2022. The Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg is played by a total of nine bands. The festival site can be entered from 12 p.m.; The undisputed high point and finale is the appearance of Metallica between 9pm and 11pm.

Time schedule
13:00 Ghost Kid
13:40 Holding Absence
14:20 Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
15:10 Poorstacy
16:00 Behemoth
17:00 Enter Shikari
18:05 Five Finger Death Punch
19:30 Sabbath
21:00 Metallica

Arrival information

On the day of the event, the railway will reinforce the regular traffic trains with additional wagons. In addition, there are special trains in the direction of Mannheim and Karlsruhe in the night after the concert with the following travel times.

A new parking system has been installed for drivers: The different areas are marked with the colors blue, red, yellow, purple and green. After the shows, guidance systems lead back to the respective parking areas. It is not permitted to set up tents in the car parks, which are open from 10 a.m. Details for arrival by car You will find here.

(No) camping

The Download Festival is a day event – therefore no campground will be set up, according to the organizers. However, it is possible to park your vehicle in the parking areas and spend the night in the car until Saturday morning. However, there will be no on-site parking for mobile homes.


The VIP tickets are already sold out. Ordinary day tickets are still available: Under the following link you get access to the festival area and interior for 139 euros; From 159 euros, you are guaranteed a permanent seat in the south stand.


According to the current status, the sun is shining over a slightly cloudy sky at up to 25 degrees Celsius. Even better: the current chance of rain is 0%.

live stream

“For everyone who can’t be there live, we offer a broadcast in the usual best quality,” promises Telekom. The concerts at the Hockenheimring will be broadcast live on both MagentaTV and MagentaMusic.

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