Hail to the “Prince of Darkness”! Hot off headlining Ozzfest Meets Knotfest this past weekend, Ozzy Osbourne has been named the first headliner for Download 2018! Download, arguably the premier rock and metal event in the world, the three-day festival will take place 8 – 10 June 2018 at legendary Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets available now, full details below.
This is a historic announcement, since Ozzy will headline Sunday night at the festival. He has never officially headlined the festival as a solo act, only with Black Sabbath.
Andy Copping – Download Festival’s promoter commented:
“We’re unbelievably excited to have Ozzy as one of the headliners next year. Already hailing from the midlands, Ozzy Osbourne is no stranger to Download, and after Black Sabbath closed the festival in 2016, how could I not ask The Prince of Darkness to come back all on his own? The Download family are without a shadow of a doubt, in for a treat.”
Tickets for Download Festival are available now from www.downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets. A loyalty discount is available for a limited time. www.downloadfestival.co.uk/news-features/register-interest-2018-loyalty
Other Download 2018 facts and info:
Rip Park Farm Camping/ Campervan Tickets Are Now Sold Out!
Extras including parking and lockers can be purchased during the booking process or as a standalone after you’ve purchased your ticket. Limited edition Download 2018 Zippo lighters will also be available to purchase alongside your festival ticket. Zippo Windproof Lighters have become the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music and are the perfect way to show your appreciation for your favourite band; with a classic Encore moment. Backed by its famous lifetime guarantee, a Zippo is a lighter for life.
‘THE Access Card’ For Disabled Customers
The Access Card is a scheme developed by disabled people for disabled people and is widely accepted at events and venues across the UK. It offers a new & dynamic method of communicating disabled people’s needs and speeds up the ticket purchasing process.
Ticketmaster can now process disabled customers’ bookings using The Access Card via their dedicated Customer Services helpline.
For more information please visit www.accesscard.org.uk
Carlsberg are proud to be the official beer partner of Download Festival. Carlsberg will be bringing a touch of Danishness to the festival this summer as it’s the fusion of Danish simplicity and precision that brings you a light, easy drinking, refreshing lager.
Somersby are excited to be the official cider partner of Download Festival. Best served thirsty. This delicious cold-filtered cider has no artificial flavours or sweeteners, simply bucket-loads of great apple taste. That’s real refreshment.
Pepsi Max is proud to be the official cola partner of Download Festival. Follow us on Twitter @PepsiMaxUK
Get your rock spirit on and put your Zippo Windproof Lighter in the air at Download! Zippo Windproof Lighters have become the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music and are the perfect way to show your appreciation for your favourite band, with a classic Encore moment. Backed by its famous lifetime guarantee, a Zippo is a lighter for life.
Limited edition Download 2018 lighters are only on sale with festival ticket, so buy yours now to avoid missing out! Show your ID at the Zippo booth at the festival to collect your limited edition lighter. Follow Zippo on Facebook and Twitter @Zippo to be kept up-to-date with the latest news, exclusive offers and other exciting announcements about rock’s biggest events and festivals. Remember those who rock, roll with Zippo!
Big Green Coach is the largest festival coach travel provider in the UK and is the official and exclusive coach travel partner to Download Festival. Operating return coach travel from 74 locations around the UK directly to the festival, Big Green Coach is making getting to Download easy. Choose from Wed, Thursday or Friday arrivals and they will get you safely home on Monday morning. Coach only or packaged with festival ticket: