Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Parkway Drive, BABYMETAL, And Meshuggah Added To Download 2018

Download 2018 added the motherload of badassery with 17 new bands added to the bill. Among the highlights are Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine Parkway Drive, Rise Against, BABYMETAL, Meshuggah, The Hives, Body Count Ft. Ice T, and many more.

New to the download 2018 lineup:

Marilyn Manson

Bullet For My Valentine

Parkway Drive

Rise Against



Black Veil Brides

Asking Alexandria

Neck Deep


In This Moment

The Hives

Body Count Ft. Ice T

Mayday Parade

Dream State


The Pink Slips

The three-day festival takes place 8-10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at A loyalty discount is available for a limited time. Rip Park Farm Camping/ Campervan tickets are now sold out.

Some of the bands commented on the occasion:

Parkway Drive, by Meg Loyal Photography

Parkway Drive commented:

Parkway Drive are super stoked to be returning to Download for 2018. It’s always a highlight for us to play Download and this time around we’re aiming to top it all. We can’t wait!”

Bullet For My Valentine, by Brent B Photos

Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine commented:

We’re so excited to be playing next year’s Download Festival!! It’s been 5 long years now since we last performed at Donington Park, so we’re more than ready to get back on that legendary stage and do what we do best. See you there!”


Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria commented:

We have been waiting for half a decade to say this again, “DOWNLOAD WE ARE COMING FOR YA!”. Download festival is hands down one of the most exciting festivals in the world to play and so we have decided to bring our biggest show to date over with us. We cannot wait to see you all there. In the words of this year’s legendary headliner, Mama I’m coming home”

(L-R): YUIMETAL, SU-METAL and MOAMETAL/ Photo Credit: Amuse, Inc.

BABYMETAL commented:

We are so happy to announce that we will be playing at Download UK!! We were last there in 2016 and it is an absolute honour to be returning to this prestigious festival next year. Can’t wait to go back and see everyone there!”