Not content with their already stellar line up of headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses and Ozzy Osbourne we’ve just added another 65 names into the mix. From gigantic arena fillers, legendary metal outfits and brand new talent, the spiritual home of rock is about to get a lot LOUDER. \m/


Fresh from a world tour the unstoppable Shinedown, led by rock machine Brent Stephen Smith, are returning to Download to kick ass with roaring riffs and huge anthems. 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 have long been at the forefront of breaking British rock and are ready to hit the stage at Download 2018 and step it up a notch. Expect them to be bigger than you’ve ever heard them before.


Legendary Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is making his first Download appearance as a solo artist after recently revealing hotly-anticipated plans to release a solo record this year. Joining him are undisputed masters of symphonic, gothic, black metal Cradle of Filth who promise to be as untamed as ever.


Ready for even more? UK power metal shred lords DragonForce are back in  Download’s hallowed fields for a furiously fast and absurdly entertaining show.


Also added are Kentucky boys and stadium conquerors Black Stone Cherry, whose blend of Southern-rock and alternative metal stylings has propelled them to stratospheric success


With their third album ‘A Deeper Cut’ due for release next month, The Temperance Movement are back for a rousing retro, feel-good time with chunky riffs and swaggering anthems tailor-made for the Download family. British rock legends Thunder have been packing a punch since 1989 and with their new album ‘Rip It Up’, they’re set to be a knock out at Download 2018.


Want more? The Struts’ brand of modernised glam rock and hugely classic hooks is coming to the Main Stage in an all-singing, all-dancing, extravaganza. Taking to the same stage are Texan southern-rockers Whiskey Myers who will whip up the crowd with lashings of country and a healthy dose of rock’n’roll.


On The Dogtooth Stage our previously announced headliners are joined by Australian deathcore mob Thy Art Is Murder, the elite of progressive metal  TesseracT, and one of the UK’s most exciting hardcore bands, Higher Power.


All these names and many more join our previously announced acts. Want to be part of the action?







NEW ADDITIONS To Download Festival:


• Bullet For My ValentineMarilyn MansonParkway DriveBABYMETALRise AgainstAlexisonfireBlack Veil BridesAsking AlexandriaNeck DeepMeshuggahIn This MomentThe HivesBody Count FT. Ice TMayday Parade • DREAM STATE WSTRThe Pink Slips


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10/11/17 Lindsay Smith-Boam


Oh Sweet Child O'Mine, announcing your Saturday night Download 2018 headliner...




That's right, one of the biggest bands of all time is coming to Donington Park joining previously announced headliners Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold.



Book your RIP Camping NOW: Click HERE

08/11/17 Lindsay Smith-Boam


Your second headliner, returning to Donington for an EPIC Friday night performance is....





They don’t settle for a ‘just another live show’; Avenged Sevenfold bring a production to remember. Unlike any other set designs you’ve seen before, A7X are by no means small; rotating cubes, installations, pyro’s and a massive stage to flaunt it on, they have it all. We can’t wait to see them headline #DL2018.


06/11/17 Lindsay Smith-Boam


Prepare to Bark at the Moon with excitement, because we can now reveal that your first headliner for #DL2018 is:


No stranger to the hallowed grounds of Donington, The Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne will headline the Sunday night. Having previously graced the main stage in previous years fronting Black Sabbath, this will be his first ever Download headline solo appearance. The Download Festival set comes as part of Ozzy Osbourne’s final world tour announcement this morning.


WATCH. THIS. SPACE... Second announcement coming (very) soon!



12/10/17 Lindsay Smith-Boam


The end of 2017 is fast approaching so it’s time to start and think about booking those 2018 days off from work!!


DOWNLOAD is being held on the 8th -10th June at its hallowed home of Donington Park.


With the usual rain and mud of the British summer, wellies and ponchos adorning the most dedicated and hardened revellers, why do we do it?


Because it’s always utterly amazing, that’s why!


The line-up is yet to be announced but we can feel it in our bones that this year is going to be epic.


So get your tickets.  What are you waiting for?


Click the link and become part of one of the phenomenon that is Download!


Five Finger Death Punch June 2017

Photo Credit: Paulo Gonçalves

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