Celebrate 35 years of music at Donington*The official History in Words and Pictures*Published as a two volume box set*Register now for advance information

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The Official History

About the Donington books

Livenation and Rufus Stone are pleased to announce the publication of DONINGTON – THE OFFICIAL HISTORY, a new double volume history of the worlds greatest rock festival. Released to celebrate 35 years of music at Donington these vinyl sized coffee table books document the full history of this incredible event from the first Monsters of Rock in 1980 to the very latest DOWNLOAD festival in 2015. Each book measures 300mm square and features hundreds of pages covering each year of the festival with interviews, information, set lists and many never before seen photographs from the archives of rock’s greatest photographers.

DONINGTON – THE OFFICIAL HISTORY, will be released in two amazing editions. The Standard Edition will feature two large format books in a celebration slipcase and the ultra limited Signature Edition will be casebound in leather, supplied in a solid clamshell box and signed by a special artiste, familiar to all fans of these great festivals. The books have been in production for nearly a year and will be released in 2016. More announcements about these books, including a special pre-sale offer will made directly to fans who register now by simply submitting your email address.

Written by journalist Jeff Clark-Meads, who spent every year backstage at the festival and became good friends with legendary organisers Maurice Jones, Paul Loasby and Tim Parsons, the books offer a wealth of information and amazing stories, creating a year by year guide to the greatest rock festival in the UK.

The triumphs, the failures, the joys and the tragedys are all captured in these magnificent volumes.

An amazing photographic history

DONINGTON – THE OFFICIAL HISTORY also features an incredible array of photography and images, taken by the world's leading rock photographers, including Ross Halfin, Barry Plummer, PG Brunelli, George Chin and many more.

So, register now to receive more information on the official history of the world's greatest rock festival.