Take a walk on the dark side at this weekend of epic riffs and serious headbanging. The line-up is a living rock ’n’ roll hall of fame, with classic acts from the ’70s and ’80s rubbing shoulders with relative newcomers from the worlds of nu-metal, hardcore and emo. It’s hosted by Leicestershire motorsport circuit Donington Park, a venue whose biker heritage works perfectly. You won’t find fripperies like gourmet food options here: this fest is all about getting down and dirty.
Big names: Kiss, Iron Maiden, Biffy Clyro, Korn,
Why we’re going: One word: Megadeth.
Required apparel: Vintage Slayer T-shirt, ideally sleeveless.
Don’t say: ‘Any female acts?’
Donington Park. Jun 10-12.