Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine and Babymetal lead new raft of Download 2018 confirmations

Avenged Sevenfold, Guns 'N Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne were previously announced to be headlining the Leicestershire festival

Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, and Babymetal are among a host of new acts to be confirmed for Download 2018.

The rock festival will be headlined by Avenged Sevenfold, Guns ‘N Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne, who were announced earlier this year.

Also heading to Donington Park next June are Parkway Drive, Rise Against, Alexisonfire, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Neck Deep, Meshuggah, In This Moment, and The Hives. Body Count Ft. Ice T will also appear, as will Mayday Parade, Dream State, WSTR, and The Pink Slips. The festival will be held across the weekend of June 8-10.

In a press release, Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck said: “We’re so excited to be playing next year’s Download Festival!! It’s been five long years now since we last performed at Donington Park, so we’re more than ready to get back on that legendary stage and do what we do best. See you there!”

Tickets for the Leicestershire festival are available now from the official Download website. A loyalty discount scheme is also available to register for for a limited time. The scheme rewards fans who have attended the festival two or more times with vouchers to use against merchandise items, the festival bars and selected food outlets.