Download Festival 2018 has made another major announcement, adding 21 bands and WWE NXT Live! Wrestling to the line-up. Added to the bill are Avatar, Andrew W.K., Bad Religion, CKY, Nothing More, Black Foxxes, Hell Is For Heroes and many more. WWE will bring an immersive NXT show starring Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, Nikki Cross, Shayna Baszler, Kairi Sane, The Undisputed Era and more.
Download Festival’s head honcho Andy Copping commented:
“I am incredibly fired-up to welcome WWE NXT back to Download Festival. This festival exclusive marriage of rock and wrestling is totally unique and the only place where you can see the world’s most legendary rock stars and the brightest WWE prospects together. If previous years are anything to go by this is going to be the biggest most fun weekend ever.”
WWE NXT Superstar Aleister Black commented:
“I’ve been a music guy all my life. Getting to combine the two things that I love the most, metal and sports entertainment, on one of the most exciting stages in the world and to perform for a fanbase that understands me and is responsible for my success will make this an unforgettable experience.”
Other new bands announced today include Culture Abuse, Lawnmower Deth, Starcrawler, Ded, Being As An Ocean, Ecca Vandal, Igorrr, Loathe, Kaiser Franz Josef, Helpless, Cellar Darling, and Anchor Lane. Download 2018 already features headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses and Ozzy Osbourne, and A, Alexisonfire, All Them Witches, Anchor Lane, Andrew W.K, Asking Alexandria, Avatar, BABYMETAL, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Bad Religion, Baroness, Being As An Ocean, Black Foxxes, Black Stone Cherry, Black Veil Brides, Blessthefall, Body Count Ft. Ice T, Boston Manor, Bullet For My Valentine, Bury Tomorrow, Cancer Bats, Cellar Darling, CKY, Corrosion Of Conformity, Cradle Of Filth, Culture Abuse, Dead Cross, DED, Blooms, DragonForce, Dream State, Emmure, Employed To Serve, Gold Key, Greta Van Fleet, Hatebreed, Helpless, Higher Power, Igorrr, In This Moment, Inglorious, Jamie Lenman, Jonathan Davis, Kaiser Franz, Knocked Loose, Koyo, Kreator, L7, Lawnmower Deth, Less Than Jake, Loath, Malevolence, Marilyn Manson, Marmozets, Mayday Parade, Meshuggah, Milk Teeth, Miss May I, Monster Truck, Myke Gray, Myrkur, Neck Deep, No Hot Ashes, Parkway Drive, Plini, Powerflo, Puppy, Rise Against, Rolo Tomassi, Savage Messiah, Shinedown, SHVPES, Sleep Token, Starcrawler, Stick To Your Guns, Stray From The Path, Sun Arcana, TesseracT, The Bottom Line, The Bronx, The Faim, The Hives, The Hyena Kill, The Maine, The Pink Slips, The Struts, The Temperance Movement, Thrice, Thunder, Thy Art Is Murder, Tigress, Turbonegro, Volbeat, Von Hertzen Brothers, Wayward Sons, Whiskey Myers Woes, WSTR, You Me At Six, Zeal & Ardor
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