One of the biggest heavy music festivals in the world takes place starting today at Download Festival UK 2018 lifts off! With headliners like Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N Roses, and Avenged Sevenfold, one might be hard-pressed to find a better top of the bill in 2018. Ghost Cult brings you the day by day can’t miss bands in our preview below!
Headlined by Avenged Sevenfold, the Friday lineup is stacked with other top line bands Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Bad Religion, and Napalm Death. Friday also features appearances by Marmozets, Dragonforce, Avatar, You Me At Six, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Tesseract, Andrew W. K., Miss May I, The Bronx, CKY, Nothing More, Igorr, BlessThe Fall, Stray From The Path, DED, Culture Abuse, Employed To Serve, Cancer Bats and Savage Messiah among others.
Saturday boasts the Guns N Roses reunion train once again rolling into town. The bands’ current European tour kicked off last year and the setlist is the stuff of legends. Joining GNFKNR will be Parkway Drive, BABYMETAL, Black Stone Cherry, Thunder, Monster Truck, The Temperance Movement, The Struts, Asking Alexandria, L7, Corrosion of Conformity, Thy Art Is Murder, Neck Deep, Plini, Knocked Loose, The Maine, Being As An Ocean, Massive Wagons, Rolo Tomassi, Von Herzen Brothers, PowerFlo, and more.
The Prince of Darkness, Ozzy closes things out with presumably his final Download appearance, since this is his farewell tour. Along with Ozzy he is paired with Marilyn Manson, Shinedown, Rise Against, The Hives, Baroness, Alexisonfire, Meshuggah, Thrice, Body Count featuring Ice-T, Cradle Of Filth, Kreator, Dead Cross, Black Veil Brides, In This Moment, Hatebreed, Turbonegro, Greta Van Fleet, Zeal And Ardor, Myrkur, All Them Witches, Wayward Sons, Less Than Jake and more!
There is also NXT Wrestling, The World Air Guitar Championships, family fun, food and brews and so much more.
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: