The line up for the 2022 Download Festival has taken further shape this morning with 14 more acts joining the party. A couple of bands who have had huge success over the last year have also been rewarded with new slots on bigger stages!
Kicking things off in the biggest main stage slot of their long Download Festival career are Skindred! Benji and the boys slot into the main stage on Friday underneath headliners KISS and sub-headliners A Day To Remember. It promises to be the biggest party set of the weekend!
The UK’s hottest metal property of early 2022 Heriot have been rewarded for their blistering start to the year with a slot at Download 2022. There’s real variety in the rest of the new additions. We’ve got everything from noise metal in the shape of veterans Will Haven all the way to serious punk attitude in the shape of Drag Race UK’s Bimini. Yonaka have also been invited to follow up their appearance last years’ Download Pilot with a slot on the “real deal”.
Swedish melo-deth favourites of the last few years Orbit Culture have also been recognised for recent successes with an invitation to make their Download Festival debut. Stoner favourites Red Fang are also onboard for this years’ Donington festivities. The new additions are completed by Dirty Honey, The Velveteers, Skynd, Kid Brunswick, Banks Arcade, Dana Dentata and Alestorm (perhaps the less said about the last band, the better).
Alongside the new additions, the excellent years that As Everything Unfolds and Spiritbox have had have been recognised by the Download Festival team. Originally scheduled to play The Dogtooth Stage, both bands have been promoted to The Avalanche Stage. You can catch As Everything Unfolds there on Friday, and Spiritbox on Sunday.
All of the above bands join headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro on the line up for Download Festival 2022. Over the weekend there’s also the likes of KoRn, Volbeat, Deftones, Shinedown, Myles Kennedy, Bury Tomorrow, Creeper, Holding Absence, Mastodon, Megadeth, The Darkness, Steel Panther, The Distillers, Electric Wizard, The Ghost Inside, Funeral For A Friend, Salem, Descendents and many, many more to enjoy.
Download 2022 takes place from the 10th – 12th of June (camp site open 8th – 13th, Boardie Takeover takes place in the village on the afternoon and evening of the 9th). Pick up your full weekend and day tickets for Download on this link. As always, Rock Sins will have tons of build and coverage for Download, so stay tuned over the coming weeks.