The festival have made their biggest announcement yet.
65 acts have been added to Download Festival’s 2018 line-up, who join previously confirmed headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Guns ‘N Roses and Ozzy Osbourne.
The festival now also boasts appearances by the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Shinedown, Thunder, Volbeat, You me At Six and many more.
Here are today’s additions in full:
Black Stone Cherry | Shinedown | Thunder | Volbeat | You Me At Six | The Bronx | Marmozets | Jonathan Davis | The Temperance Movement | Thrice | Hatebreed | TesseracT | Thy Art Is Murder | Baroness | Cancer Bats | Milk Teeth | L7 | DragonForce | The Struts | Monster Truck | Boston Manor | Greta Van Fleet | Whiskey Myers | Cradle of Filth | Inglorious | Bury Tomorrow | Kreator | The Maine | Stray From The Path | Stick To Your Guns | Jamie Lenman | Less Than Jake | Employed To Serve | Puppy | Higher Power | Rolo Tomassi | Miss May I | Shvpes | Dead Cross | blessthefall | The Bottom Line | Emmure | Plini | Myrkur | Knocked Loose | All Them Witches | Malevolence | Wayward Sons | Zeal & Ardor | No Hot Ashes | Gold Key | The Hyena Kill | Sun Arcana | Tigress | Death Blooms | The Faim | Turbonegro | Corrosion of Conformity | Savage Messiah | Myke Gray | Von Hertzen Brothers | Woes | Powerflo | Sleep Token | Koyo
Kerrang! Radio Fresh Blood return to host The Avalanche Stage, welcoming bands such as The Bronx, Less Than Jake and Cancer Bats.
“I am absolutely stoked to be hosting The Avalanche Stage again this year at Download,” says Kerrang! Radio host Alex Baker. “Last year the talent on display on the stage, from brand new bands through to legends of the scene that started out life on Fresh Blood, was off the chart….and yet again this year it’s going to THE place to be…Puppy, Milk Teeth, Employed To Serve and CANCER BATS (to name but a few!). I mean COME ON! BE FAIR ON THE OTHER STAGES!!”
The spiritual home of rock prepares once again to welcome acts from across the alternative spectrum, including the youthful punk of Marmozets and the Southern rock infused Black Stone Cherry. KoRn frontman Jonathan Davis prepares to make his first Download appearance as a solo artist, as Hatebreed prepare to bring their heaviness to the festival’s main stage.
Less Than Jake will bring their lighthearted ska sound to the field, as well as cult hero Jamie Lenman. You Me At Six return to perform anthems from their No.1 album Cavalier Youth, and DragonForce make their way back to Donington Park to perform their huge power metal.
Here’s how the Download Festival line-up is looking in full:
Avenged Sevenfold | Guns N’ Roses | Ozzy Osbourne
Alexisonfire | All Them Witches | Asking Alexandria | Babymetal | Baroness | Black Stone Cherry | Black Veil Brides | blessthefall | Body Count Ft. Ice T | Boston Manor | Bullet For My Valentine | Bury Tomorrow | Cancer Bats | Corrosion Of Conformity | Cradle Of Filth | Dead Cross | Death Blooms | DragonForce | Dream State | Emmure | Employed To Serve | Gold Key | Greta Van Fleet | Hatebreed | Higher Power | In This Moment | Inglorious | Jamie Lenman | Jonathan Davis | Knocked Loose | Koyo | Kreator | L7 | Less Than Jake | Malevolence | Marilyn Manson | Marmozets | Mayday Parade | Meshuggah | Milk Teeth | Miss May I | Monster Truck | Myke Gray | Myrkur | Neck Deep | No Hot Ashes | Parkway Drive | Plini | Powerflo | Puppy | Rise Against | Rolo Tomassi | Savage Messiah | Shinedown | Shvpes | Sleep Token | Stick To Your Guns | Stray From The Path | Sun Arcana | TesseracT | The Bottom Line | The Bronx | The Faim | The Hives | The Hyena Kill | The Maine | The Pink Slips | The Struts | The Temperance Movement | Thrice | Thunder | Thy Art Is Murder | Tigress | Turbonegro | Volbeat | Von Hertzen Brothers | Wayward Sons | Whiskey Myers | Woes | WSTR | You Me At Six | Zeal & Ardor
Read our interview with headliners Avenged Sevenfold here.
Download Festival tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.