A bunch of new bands have already been added to the bill on this year’s Download UK Festival. The new acts include Alter Bridge, Bowling For Soup, The Darkness, The Distillers, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Mastodon, Funeral For A Friend, The Menzingers, Employed To Serve, 3 Doors Down, Milk Teeth, Motionless In White, Holding Absence, Lacuna Coil, Loathe, Sepultura, Amaranthe, Cemetery Sun, Fire From The Gods, Gender Roles, Haken, Hatari, Heavy Lungs, Higher Power, JJ Wilde, Kill The Lights, Modern Error, Northlane, Press Club, Polyphia| The Raven Age, Renounced, Shvpes, Sleep Token, SULLII, The Glorious Sons, The Hara, The Skints, Tempt, Twin Temple, Thy Art Is Murder, Wage War, and Will Haven! Also announced are the Day And Stage Splits, WWE NXT UK returns, and Kerrang! Radio Hosts the Finding Fresh Blood contest for a chance to perform on The Avalanche Stage. 2020 Download headliners Iron Maiden (Legacy Of The Beast Tour), Kiss and System Of A Down this summer and takes place on 12 – 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire.
Tickets are on sale now at https://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
Mark Tremonti from Alter Bridge said:
“We are very proud and honoured to be a part of the 2020 lineup. Download has always been the highlight of our touring schedule over the years, thanks for another opportunity to perform for some of the best rock fans in the world!”
Chris Motionless from Motionless In White said:
“Playing Download is an accomplishment that bands of every level still write home about. It is THE festival to be a part of, and I’m so proud to announce that we will be making an appearance again for the first one of the new decade. See you in a few months!”
Justin Hawkins of The Darkness said:
“UK festival appearances are like children – so precious and impossible to pick a favourite. This year though, my number 1 child is our Download slot! I have a pair of pyjama bottoms designed to look like jeans with tickets for Monsters of Rock 1991 hanging out of the pocket, and that tells you everything you need to know about my excitement levels.”
Ryan Richards from Funeral For A Friend said “As a band, and as individuals – we’ve made some incredible memories at the hallowed grounds of Donington through the years, so it’s going to be nice to come back and make a few more together. Those trademark black fringes are a bit greyer/balder these days, but we’ll still be able to show these young ‘uns a thing or two!”
Jaret Reddick from Bowling For Soup said:
“Download Festival is always something special for Bowling For Soup. So many of the stories we share with other bands and family members back home come from our time spent playing or hanging out at this festival. Very much looking forward to making more memories this summer…and of course bringing something special to our show, that only BFS can get away with!”
Derrick Green from Sepultura said;
“We are ecstatic about our return to Download Festival. It’s an honour and pleasure to be a part of a festival with such a rich music history. We look forward to rocking out with you all!!”
Download Festival are pleased to announce the return of WWE NXT UK to this year’s festival. The first round of Superstars to be announced are title-holders WWE NXT UK Champion WALTER, NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray, and NXT UK Tag Team Champions Gallus. The first-ever WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate, and his Tag Team partner Trent Seven, will no doubt bring a stunner of a show. Also set to perform is Finn Bálor’s protégé Jordan Devlin, the highflyer Mark Andrews, and his Tag Team partner Flash Morgan Webster. Toni Storm is also confirmed, alongside powerhouse Piper Niven – both of whom will bring the energy to Donington Park. NXT UK has made a massive impact at Download in previous years, full of tense moments and adrenaline-soaked performances, it’s the ultimate spectacle for fans of loud music and even louder sport.
In addition, Kerrang! Radio will once more host Finding Fresh Blood, the search to bring the hottest emerging talent to Donington. 2019 was its inaugural year and grime-punks PENGSHUi triumphantly opened the Avalanche Stage. UK acts can now upload their tracks online to be in with the chance of playing this year’s festival on the same stage. To apply, and for more information please visit their website. The chance to apply closes on 1st March at 23:59, and winners will be announced in April.
Kerrang! Radio’s Alex Baker said:
“Playing at The Download Festival is a benchmark moment in any bands career, it is the most important festival in the country for alternative music and a performance on any of the hallowed stages can catapult your career as a musician to new heights. I only like working with people who share my unyielding spirit for supporting new artists, and the absolute dedication that Andy and the team from Download have in this field is truly inspiring. When Pengshui walked out on the Avalanche Stage last year, the atmosphere on the stage, in the crowd AND in the wings was absolutely electric – it is a moment that will never be forgotten.”
3 Doors Down
Bowling For Soup
Employed To Serve
Fire From The Gods
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Funeral For A Friend
Kill The Lights
Motionless In White
The Glorious Sons
The Raven Age
Thy Art Is Murder
Wwe Nxt Uk
Flash Morgan Webster
Gallus (JOE Coffey / Mark Coffey / Wolfgang)
Kay Lee Ray
System Of A Down
Black Veil Brides
Bleed From Within
Cellar Door Moon Crow
The Last Internationale
Of Mice & Men
Tiny Moving Parts
The Pretty Reckless
It’s no secret the Danes love their music, which is why Carlsberg has joined forces with Download Festival. Download Festival fans, meet Carlsberg’s new brew. A perfectly balanced Danish Pilsner, rebrewed from head to hop for a crisper, fuller flavour. Join us at our music hub for unique stories from behind the scenes, a chance to win VIP tickets to the biggest events and more: http://music.carlsberg.co.uk/
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.
Co-op is coming to Download Festival 2020 and we couldn’t be more excited to be returning to the heart of festival communities this summer. Similar to 2019 you’ll be able to buy your essential items directly from the Co-op shop in the campsite, including food, water, beer, wine and toiletries. We’re making a lot of positive changes to the store for 2020, and we look forward to welcoming you back again this summer. Our store will be open daily, and our popular in-store DJ will also be making a return, delivering a unique shopping experience like never before.
Official payment partner of Download Festival. Your Barclaycard is your pass to perks –Jump the queue for 2020 presale tickets and save 10% at the checkout for each presale ticket*you buy through Barclaycard Entertainment. Plus pay for Food & Drink* on site with your Barclaycard and get 5% off. T&Cs apply.
As an official sponsor of some of the greatest UK festivals, Pepsi Max takes a bold approach to bringing people together through music. Pepsi Max are a long-standing partner of Live Nation and look forward to creating more musical moments together. Pepsi Max offers the full Pepsi taste with no sugar.
Save money, make friends and go green with our travel partner Big Green Coach. Choose either coach travel only OR coach + festival ticket package. Big Green Coach is the OFFICIAL and EXCLUSIVE coach partner for the UK’s best rock festival and this is their 8th year bringing thousands of you in through those festival gates. They are operating Weekend services for all you campers out there. Choose from Wednesday, Thursday and Friday arrival options. All weekend coaches return for home on Monday. If you’re just going in for one day to see your favourite acts then there is a DAY RETURN service too, so you can mosh until you drop and still get home at the end of the night. Forget leaving early for that last train or paying for expensive hotels!
They pick up in a mammoth 69 locations across the UK; there must be somewhere close to you!
DEPOSIT SCHEME AVAILABLE – Skint? No worries, Big Green Coach have got you covered. Use the deposit scheme to secure your ticket and coach seat, then pay the balance next year.
As our Official & Exclusive travel partner, Big Green Coach are the only authorised coach company to have full use of the Official Onsite Coach Park –no one gets you closer! Book Now
Download Festival have once again partnered with Charge Candy.
These power-mad people have been keeping phones powered at festivals since 2010 and are now Europe’s biggest festival phone chargers. Last year you may have come across the big blue stands at Download, Isle Of Wight, TRNSMT, Latitude, Reading, Leeds and Creamfields.
Customers can hire portable chargers, for as little as £16.95 for the entire festival, this allows the customer one fully charged power bank each day. It is the only way to keep your phone powered, without missing any special moments.