Festival News: Download Announces More Bands

After already announcing a stellar line up, Download went one step further, releasing more than 60 bands this evening to make the festival an unmissable addition to the season. Joining already announced headliners, Avenged Sevonfold, Ozzy Ozbourne and Guns N Roses as well as other acts such as Bullet For My Valentine, Parkway Drive and Asking Alexandria. The second wave of acts brings You Me At Six, Thy Art Is Murder and Black Stone Cherry to 2018.

Our personal top picks from this wave of acts include Essex based rockers Tigress who are destined for big things in the coming year and Boston Manor who deserve nothing less than to be on the main stage following such a successful 2017. Also joining our top picks are Rolo Tomassi, Jamie Lenman, Milk Teeth, Marmozets and Bury Tomorrow.

The full line up so far consists of:


Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne

The Rest of the Lineup:

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, and 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.

Download Festival takes place 8th-10th June at Donington Park in Derby, you can buy tickets here.

Feature by Ami Ford