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:
Bullet For My Valentine
Black Veil Brides
In This Moment
Body Count Ft. Ice T
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 downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets. A loyalty discount is available for a limited time. downloadfestival.co.uk/news-features/register-interest-2018-loyalty Rip Park Farm Camping/ Campervan tickets are now sold out.
Some of the bands commented on the occasion:
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!”
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”
“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!”