Download line-up: who will perform at the festival in 2018?

Horns up!

Taking place at Donington Park, Derby, over the weekend in June (8 – 10), the rock and metal festival will be one to remember. Here’s what we know so far:

Who’s headlining Download 2018?

Friday: Avenged Sevenfold

Why they’ll be great: They won’t be releasing a new album this year according to frontman M. Shaddows, but they’ll still continue to tour off their acclaimed album ‘The Stage’. They’ve kept their huge festival presence and their progressive sound makes for an awesome live set.

Avenged Sevenfold Perform At AccorHotels Arena

Saturday: Guns N’ Roses

Why they’ll be great: Their first UK festival performance since their massive return will be mesmerising. It’s been 30 years since their biggest hits were released, but they still sound fresh today, and singer Axl Rose hasn’t lost his touch. It may even be their last set of shows before they call it a day – so you don’t want to miss it.

Guns N Roses Portrait And Live Shoot

Sunday: Ozzy Osbourne

Why he’ll be great: The godfather of heavy metal is the perfect man to headline Download. It’s been nearly 50 years since Sabbath released their first album and both with the band and solo, he’s been produced haunting metal since then – even as recently as 2013. Expect a broad range of hits from his career as well as some lesser known songs for the die-hards.

Who else is on the Download line-up this year?

With artists like Marilyn Manson and Bullet For My Valentine supporting, this year should not be missed. Dragonforce’s crazy guitar solos and Ice-T’s rap metal band Body Count are awesome experiences to get you down to Donington Park. Here’s the full line-up so far:

Main stage: Marilyn Manson / Black Stone Cherry / Black Veil Brides / Boston Manor / Bullet For My Valentine / Cradle Of Filth / Dragonforce / Hatebreed / In This Moment / Inglorious / Marmozets / Monster Truck / Shinedown / The Pink Slips / The Struts / The Temperance Movement / Thunder / Volbeat / Whiskey Myers

Zippo Encore Stage: Asking Alexandria / Alexisonfire / Babymetal / Body Count Ft. Ice T / Bury Tomorrow / Corrosion Of Conformity / Dead Cross / Greta Van Fleet / Jonathan Davis / Kreator / L7 / Mesguggah / Parkway Drive / Powerflo / Rise Against / Thrice / Turbonegro / You Me At Six

The Avalanche Stage: Cancer Bats / Dream State / Employed To Serve / Jamie Lenman / Less Than Jake / Mayday Parade / Milk Teeth / Neck Deep / Puppy / Stick To Your Guns / Stray From The Path / The Bottom Line / The Bronx / The Faim / The Hives / The Maine / Woes / WSTR

The Dogtooth Stage: All Them Witches / Baroness / Blessthefall / Death Blooms / Emmure / Gold Key / Higher Power / Knocked Loose / KOYO / Malevolence / Miss May I / Myke Gray / MYRKUR / No Hot Ashes / Plini / Rolo Tomassi / Savage Messiah / SHVPES / Sleep Token / Sun Arcana / Tesseract / The Hyena Kill / Thy Art Is Murder / Tigress / Von Hertzen Brothers / Wayward Sons / Zeal & Ardor

Where can I get tickets for Download 2018?

Tickets for this year’s festival are on sale now for £175.00. You can buy them here.

When is Download 2018?

June 8-10, 2018

Where is Download 2018?

Donington Park, Derby

 Words: Theo Osborn