News: Download Festival announce Epica plus five more bands

Download Festival has added six more bands to it’s line up including dutch symphonic rockers Epica.  Also heading to Donington Park this June are Elvans, The Inspector Cluzo, Palisades, The Beaches and Blurred Vision.

Elsewhere WWE NXT UK will be on site with NXT superstars Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly of Undisputed ERA, Shayna Baszler and Matt Riddle and there’s  more to be added to the line up.

Entertainment in The Download Village sees the return of the SINDROME in the arena. New performers for 2019 including aerial contortionists El Duomi, Chilean death metal Bullicio Puppets, Aima Indigo’s‘Nympho Nun’ show and the return of the UK Air Guitar Championships. Fans are invited exclusively to enter into this internationally recognised competition and to gain the chance of becoming the UK’s ultimate 2019 Air Guitar Hero and a shot at the world title in Finland.

The Side Splitter Stage will play host to huge shows featuring hilarious stand ups, character acts, and musical comedy. Joining the previously announced and huge Jim Breuer, are Mock The Week regular Ed Gamble, plus Aaron Simmonds, Allyson June Smith,Andrew Bird, Andy Field, Brett Domino, Dan Nightingale, Danny Mcloughlin, David Longley, Emmanuel Sonubi, Jimmy Mcghie, John Lynn, Jonathan Mayor, Laura Lexx, Lou Conran, Mark Simmons, Milo Mccabe, Rachel Fairburn, Rich Wilson, Rob Kemp, Stephen Buchanan, Sully O’ Sullivan and Thomas Green.

Download continues to lead the way in festival mental and physical health initiatives.  This year sees the introduction of the first ever ‘Mind the Dog’ mindfulness initiative, where rockers can share a fully immersive live music and mindfulness experience, as well as the return of the  popular Yoga. Download is also expanding its green camping this year and is keen for all fans to do their bit for the environment.

Download Festival takes place on June 14th – 16th. You can buy tickets here