Well, well, well. We thought it was about time for another Download Festival 2016 announcement and Andy Copping and the team have duly delivered, with one of the biggest Download line up announcements ever! There are thirty six (yep, 36) new bands joining the line up across the three days of the festival.
A few highlights from the newest triple dozen bands at this years’ Download are UK metalcore favourites Bury Tomorrow – fresh from hitting the top 40 with their acclaimed album Earthbound (see what we thought of it here at Rock Sins right here), who are joined in the homegrown camp by the likes of As Lions, Ashestoangels, Turbowolf, Electric Wizard and many more.
For the international contingent, the likes of punk legends NOFX (who will be Saturday’s Second Stage headliners), Jane’s Addiction (Sunday’s Second Stage Headliners), Amon Amarth, Alien Ant Farm, Monster Truck and more will help give Download Festival 2016 a great mix of talent from both at home and abroad. Here’s the full list:
Friday’s New Additions:
Alien Ant Farm
Hill Valley High
Saturday’s New Additions:
NOFX (Second Stage Headliners)
Escape The Fate
Sunday’s New Additions:
Jane’s Addiction (Second Stage Headliners)
One OK Rock
The King Is Blind
In addition to the thirty six new bands, it has also been confirmed that the main stage at Download 2016 will be named in honour of the great Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead, so Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden will all be headlining the Lemmy Stage this year. Andy Copping and the Download team are also currently in discussions with Motorhead’s management about an appropriate tribute to take place during Motorhead’s now vacated main stage slot on the Friday (as indicated by the use of Lemmy’s legendary hat on the poster).
Tickets for Download 2016 are now available from the official festival website www.downloadfestival.co.uk. It’s looking like another cracker, so we recommend you head on over and snap them up. Prices have been held at 2015 levels – but only until this coming Thursday (11th of Feb).