The Download Festival is a pinnacle of rock glory and calls to all who heed the beckoning of solid rock and heavy metal. Split across several stages, the festival looks to be another killer weekend with a massive line-up.
With many of the acts now announced, the Main Stage is set to be an epic explosion of sound, with the glorious Ozzy himself to close the festival on Sunday night:
Saturday—Headliner Guns N’ Roses, Black Stone Cherry, Thunder
Sunday—Headliner Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Shinedown
Plus, Black Veil Brides, Boston Manor, Cradle of Filth, Dragonforce, Hatebreed, In This Moment, Inglorious, Marmozets, Monster Truck, The Pink Slips, The Struts, The Temperance Movement and Whiskey Myers.
On the Zippo Encore Stage:
You Me At Six, Parkway Drive, Baby Metal, Rise Against, Alexisonfire, Asking Alexandria, Body Count ft. Ice T, Bury Tomorrow, Corrosion of Conformity, Dead Cross, Greta Van Fleet, Jonathan Davis, Kreator, L7, Meshugga, Powerflo, Thrice, Turbonegro
On The Avalanche Stage (hosted by Kerrang! Radio):
Neckdeep, The Hives, Cancer Bats, Dream State, Employed to Serve, Jamie Lenman, Less Than Jake, MayDay Parade, Milk Teeth, Puppy, Stick To Your Guns, Stray From The Path, The Bottom Line, The Bronx, The Faim, The Maine, Woes, WSTR
On The Dogtooth Stage:
Tesseract, Thy Art Is Murder, Baroness, All Them Witches, Blessthefall, Death Blooms, Emmure, Gold Key, Higher Power, Knocked Loose, KOYO, Malevolence, Miss May I, Myke Gray, MyrKur, No Hot Ashes, Plini, Rolo Tomassi, Savage Messiah, Shvpes, Sleep Token, Sun Arcana, The Hyena Kill, Tigress, Von Hertzen Brothers, Wayward Sons, Zeal and Ardor
Plus, more acts to be announced soon!
The festival has much to entertain beyond the music as well with comedy and cinema tents and even a tattoo artist stall. This is the ultimate festival and one definitely not to be missed.
8th – 10th June
Donington Park, England
£210+ fees for the weekend (check out tickets here)