Download Festival 2018 Gets Even Bigger – 65 bands announced.

Download Festival has today made its biggest announcement yet by adding over 60 of the world’s biggest rock acts to its unparalleled bill. This includes gigantic arena fillers Shinedown, You Me At Six, Black Stone Cherry, legendary metal outfits Hatebreed, Cradle of Filth, plus Kerrang! Radio Fresh Blood returns to host The Avalanche Stage with seminal bands such as The Bronx, Less Than Jake and Cancer Bats among many more. 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 here.

The festival is pleased to welcome back Kerrang! Radio Fresh Blood to once again host The Avalanche Stage, shining a spotlight on everyone from the biggest global acts, to the latest breaking bands. With headliners Neck Deep and The Hives already announced, latest additions include The Bronx who will sink their teeth firmly into the stage with a gut-wrenching performance, the electrifying Cancer Bats bringing with them circle pits and crowd surfing aplenty, as well as the youthful punk rebellion of Milk Teeth, ska-punk favourites Less Than Jake, and the ever-growing popularity of Jamie Lenman, plus many more.

Alex Baker, presenter of Fresh Blood on Kerrang! Radio said:

I am absolutely stoked to be hosting The Avalanche Stage again this year at Download. Last year the talent on display on the stage, from the brand new bands through to legends of the scene that started out life on Fresh Blood, was off the chart…and yet again this year it’s going to be THE place to be…Puppy, Milk Teeth, Employed To Serve and Cancer Bats (to name a few!). I mean COME ON! BE FAIR ON OTHER STAGES!

Fresh from a world tour, the unstoppable Shinedown are returning to Download to kick ass with massive riffs and huge anthems led by rock machine Brent Stephen Smith. Also coming to Donington are the relentless Volbeat who’ve carved their own massive stages across the globe through their incredible genre melding fun.

Also announced today –You Me At Six, Jonathan Davis, Cradle of Filth, DragonForce, Black Stone Cherry, Inglorious, Monster Truck, The Temperance Movement, Thunder, The Struts, Whiskey Myers, L7, Hatebreed, Greta Van Fleet, Thy Art Is Murder, Baroness, TesseracT, Higher Power, Rolo Tomassi, Bury Tomorrow, Kreator, Dead Cross, Stick To Your Guns, The Maine, blessthefall, Stray From The Path, Employed To Serve, The Bottom Line, Emmure, Plini, Myrkur, Knocked Loose, All Them Witches, Malevolence, Wayward Sons, Puppy, Zeal & Ardor, Miss May I, SHVPES, No Hot Ashes, Gold Key, The Hyena Kill, Sun Arcana, Tigress, Death Blooms, The Faim, Turbonegro, Corrosion Of Conformity, Savage Messiah, Myke Gray, Von Hertzen Brothers, Woes, Powerflo, Sleep Token and Koyo.

For all things Download Festival 2018, visit the official site, Twitter and Facebook.


Updated: Jan 25, 2018

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