Over 30 new acts confirmed for Download Festival 2016

Christmas has come early for Download revellers, as over 30 acts are confirmed for the 2016 festival.

Nightwish, Architects, Beartooth, The Amity Affliction, Atreyu, Down, Billy Talent, Attila, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Saxon, Skindred and Breaking Benjamin are among the new bands announced tonight.

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Dead!, Black Foxxes and Milk Teeth also represent the new British names emerging in time for next summer’s festivals, alongside homegrown favourites in Don Broco, Neck Deep and Tesseract.

Skindred, O2 Brixton Academy, 14/11/15

Skindred, O2 Brixton Academy, 14/11/15

Ohh, the poster is looking oh-so-lovely! Check it out below…

Tickets for Download Festival 2016 are on sale now, head to