Download Festival has added sixty-five acts to its 2018 line-up. Joining previously announced headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Guns 'N' Roses and Ozzy Osbourne are Korn front man Jonathan Davis making his first ever solo appearance at the festival, and veteran rockers Thunder, as well as a host of others. This years' edition takes place from 8th - 10th June 2018, at Donington Park, Leicestershire.
Other names to be revealed include arena fillers Shinedown, You Me At Six, Black Stone Cherry, legendary metal outfits Hatebreed, Cradle Of Filth, plus seminal bands such as The Bronx, Less Than Jake and Cancer Bats among many more.
Download Festival is pleased to welcome back Kerrang! Radio Fresh Blood to once again host The Avalanche Stage, shining a spotlight on everyone from the biggest global acts, to the latest breaking bands. With headliners Neck Deep and The Hives already announced, latest additions include The Bronx who will sink their teeth firmly into the stage with a gut-wrenching performance, the electrifying Cancer Bats bringing with them circle pits and crowd surfing aplenty, as well as the youthful punk rebellion of Milk Teeth, ska-punk favourites Less Than Jake, and the ever-growing popularity of Jamie Lenman, plus many more.
Fresh from a world tour, the unstoppable Shinedown are returning to Download to kick ass with massive riffs and huge anthems led by rock machine Brent Stephen Smith. Also coming to Donington are the relentless Volbeat who’ve carved their own way to massive stages across the globe through their incredible genre melding fun.
You Me At Six return to Download bigger than ever. The Surrey five-piece have long been at the forefront of breaking British rock and are ready to step it up a notch. The undisputed masters of symphonic, gothic, black metal Cradle of Filth meanwhile, will be as untamed as ever with the unmissable Dani Filth and co.
UK power metal shred lords DragonForce return to Download for a gloriously fast and absurdly entertaining show. Also added are Kentucky boys Black Stone Cherry, joined by the hotly-tipped trad-rockers and one of the UK’s brightest prospects Inglorious, and Monster Truck who will provide an amped-up, modern take on good old-fashioned bluesy rock with guitar riffs and just the right amount of vintage appeal.
The Temperance Movement are back for a rousing and retro feel-good time filled with chunky riffs and swaggering anthems tailor made for massive audiences, while fresh from last year's UK and Irish tour British rock legends Thunder are back to prove they’re as explosive as ever. The Struts’ brand of modernised glam rock and hugely classic hooks are coming to the Main Stage in an all-singing, all dancing, extravaganza, as well as Texan southern-rockers Whiskey Myers who will whip up the crowd with lashings of country and a healthy dose of rock’n’roll.
The hugely influential grunge pioneers L7 are back to send the crowd into meltdown, while Hatebreed have been a vital unifying force in heavy music for decades and will tear up the Main Stage with power and positivity. Greta Van Fleet are a much welcome addition to the line up, bringing with them their unapologetic throwback to the golden era of classic rock.
Boston Manor have been relentlessly touring and are ready to hit a nerve as they step up to the Main Stage along with British post hardcore quintet Marmozets who’s rep for youthful punk aggression has bagged themselves a prime spot. American post-hardcore legends Thrice will receive a hero’s welcome on the Zippo Encore Stage as they return to Donington for the first time since 2003.
Headlining The Dogtooth Stage across the weekend, Australian deathcore mob Thy Art Is Murder are ready to bring a pounding adrenaline rush along with the Grammy nominated, heavy metal outfit Baroness. TesseracT are one of progressive metal’s elite whose groovetastic metal will put bounce in the mosh pit, joined by one of the UK’s most exciting new hardcore bands Higher Power, and now in their 12th year with four albums and multiple EPs under their belt, Rolo Tomassi are certain to dominate.
Also announced today – Bury Tomorrow, Kreator, Dead Cross, Stick To Your Guns, The Maine, blessthefall, Stray From The Path,Employed To Serve, The Bottom Line, Emmure, Plini, Myrkur, Knocked Loose, All Them Witches, Malevolence, Wayward Sons,Puppy, Zeal & Ardor, Miss May I, SHVPES, 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 and Koyo
Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock and metal to its main stage, plus some of the hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage and in 2018, fans can see the Miracle Man, Ozzy Osbourne.
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Extras including parking and lockers can be purchased during the booking process or as a standalone after you’ve purchased your ticket. Limited edition Download 2018 Zippo lighters will also be available to purchase alongside your festival ticket. Zippo windproof lighters have become the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music and are the perfect way to show your appreciation for your favourite band; with a classic Encore moment. Backed by its famous lifetime guarantee, a Zippo is a lighter for life.