The Fifth Annual Download Festival Occurs

The 2007 Download Festival took place on 8–10 June 2007.

The three bands that headlined the 2007 festival were My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park and Iron Maiden. My Chemical Romance's announcement as headliners caused much disappointment with fans looking forward to a heavier lineup.

Through February, March and the beginning of April, more bands were announced in small groups of five or six, and on 17 April this lineup was arranged into days and stages on the official website. A further announcement of fifteen bands on 24 April added to this lineup, and announced the names of the second and third stages - The Dimebag Darrell Stage, and The Tuborg Stage.

Korn's Jonathan Davis stated that the reason for the band returning this year was because of his absence due to illness last year. He stated on the official Download Festival website, "I am so looking forward to coming to the Download Festival this year. I was heartbroken to pull out last time. So this time I am very happy to be coming back and we promise to rock the place! I will definitely make-up for missing the last one. You can expect an amazing Korn show!"

Download 2007 was Dimmu Borgir's first ever festival appearance in England. Hardcore Superstar pulled out of their slot on the Tuborg stage on the Sunday because their tour bus broke down in Germany.

Download 2007 also featured the first band to officially perform on the Thursday of the festival. Scumface played on the Tuborg Stage during the boardie barbecue.

Lamb Of God's DVD Walk With Me In Hell features the band's full performance at the festival.

Main Stage

Friday

My Chemical Romance
Velvet Revolver
Wolfmother
DragonForce
Megadeth
Hinder
Buckcherry
Zico Chain

Saturday

Linkin Park
Marilyn Manson
Slayer
Machine Head
Bowling for Soup
30 Seconds to Mars
Aiden
Shadows Fall
HELLYEAH
Turisas

Sunday

Iron Maiden
Evanescence
Killswitch Engage
Stone Sour
Lamb of God
Mastodon
Papa Roach
Chimaira
Reuben
Parikrama

Dimebag Darrell Stage

Friday

Korn
Enter Shikari
Paramore
Porcupine Tree
Saosin
From Autumn to Ashes
Turbonegro
Ill Niño
ANJ

Saturday

Mötley Crüe
Satellite Party
Biffy Clyro
My Vitriol
My Dying Bride
Gallows
Anathema
As I Lay Dying
Bring Me the Horizon
Bloodsimple
Elliot Minor
Cat the Dog

Sunday

Billy Talent
Dream Theater
Dimmu Borgir
Within Temptation
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Orange Goblin
DevilDriver
Unearth
Cancer Bats
After Forever
Eyelash

Tuborg Stage

Friday

Suicidal Tendencies
Hayseed Dixie
yourcodenameis:milo
Job for a Cowboy
The Hedrons
Sanctity
I Was a Cub Scout
The Scare
This Et Al
Fortune Drive
Drive-by Argument

Saturday

Head Automatica
Necro[disambiguation needed]
The Answer
Silverstein
Lez Zeppelin
Architects
Priestess
Panic Cell
Beyond All Reason
My Alamo
Damone
Army of Freshmen
Malpractice

Sunday

Reel Big Fish
Fastway
Cult of Luna
Lauren Harris
Fair to Midland
Kids in Glass Houses
Between the Trees
Flood of Red
Hardcore Superstar
Lights. Action!
Still Remains
In This Moment
The Ghost of a Thousand
LostAlone