Ready to rock?
Download Festival have revealed another raft of names for the 2019 event.
Slipknot, Tool and Def Leppard (with the latter performing their classic album ‘Hysteria’ in full) have already been confirmed as headliners for the rock festival, which takes place at Derbyshire’s Donington Park. Previous announcements have also confirmed the likes of Smashing Pumpkins and Slayer’s last ever UK gig.
Now, a further 53 acts have been added to the already packed bill. They include the likes of Fever 333, who recently supported Bring Me The Horizon, rock supergroup Stone Temple Pilots, the Lizzy Hale-led Halestorm, and Maryland metallers Clutch.
The full list of new additions is:
Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics
Animals As Leaders
At The Gates
Heart Of A Coward
Icon For Hire
Last In Line
Like A Storm
Lost In Stereo
Stone Temple Pilots
Those Damn Crows
Three Days Grace
Twelve Foot Ninja
Elsewhere on the line-up so far are Slash, Die Antwoord, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, Aman Amarth, Carcass, Delain, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Opeth, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Starset, Tesla, The Amity Affliction and Underoath. Check out the full line-up so far below.
Download Festival takes place from June 14-16 at Donington Park. Tickets are available here.
Festival boss Andy Copping shared a statement when the first acts were announced, saying: “It’s not quite been 10,000 Days since we have been able to indulge in one of our favourite alt-rock bands, but after thirteen years I am thrilled to announce Tool are finally making their long-awaited return to Download. Renowned for being one of the best live bands on the planet due to their one-of-a-kind performances, Slipknot are an incredible addition to the main stage.
“Last but not least, I am honoured to welcome true Rock N’ Roll legends Def Leppard to Download who bring with them a UK exclusive chance to see ‘Hysteria’ played in full.”
It is also hoped that Tool will finally drop their new album in 2019, with fans still awaiting the follow-up to 2006’s ‘10,000 Days’.
These acts follow in the footsteps of Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne, who headlined this year’s edition in June. They were joined on the bill by the likes of Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Stone Cherry, You Me At Six and Rise Against.
As ever, NME was there to catch all the action, reviewing Guns N’ Roses “sublime and ridiculous” set, a battle between Ozzy Osbourne and Marilyn Manson for the undisputed ‘Prince of Darkness’ crown, and Avenged Sevenfold’s second time topping the bill.