Biffy Clyro, Tenacious D, Steel Panther, Trivium, Black Veil Brides, Saxon, As I Lay Dying
This was the 15th show that Metallica performed in 2012.
This was the 15th show celebrating 20 Years of The Black Album.
This was the seventh time that Metallica, as a full unit, performed in Donington.
Metallica first performed in Donington on August 17, 1985.
Metallica last played in Donington on June 10, 2006.
The following songs were played in Donington for the first time: "Hit the Lights", "Hell and Back", "The Struggle Within", "My Friend of Misery", "Of Wolf and Man", "Through the Never", "Don't Tread on Me" and "Holier Than Thou".
This was the first 2012 performance of "The Four Horsemen".
Metallica performed 20 songs off of five albums and one EP: Kill 'Em All (3), Ride the Lightning (1), Master of Puppets (2), ...And Justice for All (1), The Black Album (12), Beyond Magnetic (1)