Volbeat, Black Stone Cherry and Thrice Among Huge Numbers Of New Bands For Download Festival 2018 Line Up

Download Festival 2018 UK First Poster

The Download Festival powers that be have unleashed the mother of all announcements upon us. Over five dozen new bands have been added to the line up in the single biggest group of new bands to join the line up at any one time for years, maybe ever!

Top of that impressive pile are Danish rockers Volbeat, who are a most welcome addition to the line up. They’ll be joined by Kentucky’s finest Black Stone Cherry, who return to the main stage at Download after multiple performances headlining the second stage. Other additions to the main stage include British black metal Royalty Cradle Of Filth, fellow UK metallers, the fret melting Dragonforce , classic rock masters Thunder and UK rock media favourites Marmozets, making their debut on Download’s top stage – will they have the same impact as Creeper did in 2017?

There are many interesting additions to the Zippo Encore second stage line up, chiefly among them UK metalcore favourites Bury Tomorrow, German thrash metal icons Kreator and KoRn frontman Jonathan Davis doing his solo project. The fact that post-hardcore geniuses Thrice will also perform at Donington for the first time in 15 years must not go unnoticed, and will be one of our must-see bands of the weekend.

Over on The Avalanche Stage, the addition of Cancer Bats is a hugely welcome sight, and they’ll join up with bands such as Puppy, Employed To Serve, Less Than Jake, The Bottom Line and Stray From The Path. The Dogtooth Stage is also shaping up very nicely indeed, with headliners no less than prog maestros TesseracT, deathcore mob Thy Art Is Murder and the genre-bending skills of Baroness topping the bill. The stage will also feature the likes of Rolo Tomassi, Savage Messiah, Malevolence, Plini and many more.

The full list of bands added to Download Festival 2018 is as follows:

Main Stage:

Black Stone Cherry
Cradle Of Filth
Whiskey Myers
The Temperance Movement
Boston Manor
Monster Truck
The Pink Slips
The Struts

Zippo Encore Stage:

You Me At Six
Bury Tomorrow
Corrosion Of Conformity
Dead Cross
Greta Van Fleet
Jonathan Davis

The Avalanche Stage

Cancer Bats
Employed To Serve
Jamie Lenman
Less Than Jake
Milk Teeth
Stick To Your Guns
Stray From The Path
The Bottom Line
The Bronx
The Faim
The Maine

The Dogtooth Stage

Thy Art Is Murder
All Them Witches
Bless The Fall
Death Blooms
Gold Key
Higher Power
Knocked Loose
Miss May I
Myke Gray
No Hot Ashes
Rolo Tomassi
Savage Messiah
Sleep Token
Sun Arcana
The Hyena Kill
Von Hertzen Brothers
Wayward Sons
Zeal & Ardor

All of the above bands join headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’Roses and Ozzy Osbourne plus the other already announced acts at the 2018 Download Festival from Donington Park. Download 2018 runs from the 8th – 10th of June with the campsite open 6th – 11th of June. To get your tickets please visit Ticketmaster right here (other ticket providers are available).

Download Festival 2018 Third Line Up Poster


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