Download festival have announced a massive 70 plus bands for next year’s festival at Donington Park. Deftones, Korn, Megadeth, The Pretty Reckless, Steel Panther, The Ghost Inside, Funeral For A Friend, Descendents, Electric Wizard, Sepultura are the big hitters now joining headliners Kiss, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro.
Also appearing on the Main Stage across the weekend: The Pretty Reckless, Rise Against, Theory, Black Label Society, Monster Truck, Those Damn Crows, The Raven Age, Powerwolf, and Wayward Sons.
Grammy award winning thrash metal legends Megadeth will be headlining the Second Stage on Friday night. One of the ‘Big Four’ of thrash, Dave Mustaine and co will be back at Donington for the first time since 2016. Also appearing on the Second Stage across the weekend: Steel Panther, The Distillers, The Darkness, Airbourne, Skillet, Daughtry, Bush, Lacuna Coil, Ayron Jones, Of Mice & Men, Wednesday 13, Massive Wagons, The Last Internationale, and Control The Storm.
US metalcore troupe The Ghost Inside will be coming back to Download for the first time in 7 years. They headline the Avalanche Stage on Friday night.Funeral For A Friend will be taking us back to the MySpace days on Saturday night If you’re a fan of old-school punk, you’ll be stoked to hear that Descendents will be closing the Avalanche tent on Sunday night. These guys have been going strong for over 40 years. Also appearing on the Avalanche Stage across the weekend: Boston Manor, Sleep Token, The Faim, Trash Boat, Marianas Trench, grandson, Holding Absence, Wargasm, Loathe, Press Club, Jamie Lenman, The Hara, Salem, Blackout Problems, Cemetery Sun, Dead Posey and Static Dress.
Electric Wizard will headline the Dogtooth Stage on Friday night. Get practicing your pit moves. But don’t tire yourself out too much – you’ll want to save some energy for Sepultura on Saturday. Also appearing on the Dogtooth Stage across the weekend: Blues Pills, Dying Fetus, Bleed From Within, Twin Temple, Venom Prison, Bokassa, Tempt, Fire From The Gods, AA Williams, Higher Power, Kill The Lights, Modern Error, Cellar Door Moon Crow, Lotus Eater, The Scratch, Dead Label, Phoxjaw, Anchor Lane, As Everything Unfolds, Temples On Mars and The Injester.