Guns N’ Roses is rumored to have been paid more than $6.5 million for its headlining performance at this year’s Download Festival, which took place last weekend at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. It’s believed to be the most amount of money the festival’s organizers have ever given a band to perform at the legendary metal festival.
The band’s show was acclaimed by the U.K. press. The group arrived at the venue one minute before its scheduled start time and left the site shortly after the performance in a helicopter. Guns N’ Roses’ current “Not In This Lifetime” tour ranks as the fourth-highest grossing trek of all time, according to Billboard’s Boxscore. The tour, which launched in April 2016, topped the $475 million mark at the end of 2017, with the current European run adding more to that tally.