8-10 JUNE 2018
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES
NEXT ACTS FOR 2018
MARILYN MANSON, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
PARKWAY DRIVE, RISE AGAINST, BABYMETAL
ALEXISONFIRE, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, ASKING ALEXANDRIA
NECK DEEP, MESHUGGAH, IN THIS MOMENT
THE HIVES, BODY COUNT FT. ICE T, MAYDAY PARADE
DREAM STATE, WSTR, THE PINK SLIPS
ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST ROCK EVENT
Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced some of the biggest rock acts in the world including Marilyn Manson, Parkway Drive, Rise Against, BODY COUNT ft. ICE T and more. The three-day festival takes place 8-10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
Download is proud to welcome back the Antichrist Superstar himself Marilyn Manson, fresh off the release of critically acclaimed new album Heaven Upside Down. The goth rock veteran is more energised than ever and set to bring his renowned live show to Donington next year.
Since 2003 Aussie rock titans Parkway Drive have gone from strength-to-strength, pushing boundaries with their epic live performances. Having ascended to the forefront of modern metal with their latest critically acclaimed album Ire, their ferocious crushing breakdowns and stadium-sized choruses have them high on people’s lists for future headliner contenders.
Parkway Drive said:
“Parkway Drive are super stoked to be returning to Download for 2018. It's always a highlight for us to play Download and this time around we're aiming to top it all. We can't wait!”
British modern metal institution Bullet for My Valentine have also been confirmed to perform at Download Festival next year. The Welsh powerhouse have conquered the heights of Wembley Arena along with fellow UK torchbearers Asking Alexandria who will be taking to the stage with a hero’s return of their original infamous vocalist Danny Worsnop.
Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine said:
“We're so excited to be playing next year's Download Festival!! It's been 5 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!”
Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria said:
“We have been waiting for half a decade to say this again, “DOWNLOAD WE ARE COMING FOR YA!”. Download festival is hands down one of the most exciting festivals in the world to play and so we have decided to bring our biggest show to date over with us. We cannot wait to see you all there. In the words of this year’s legendary headliner, Mama I’m coming home”
Pivotal punk rock heroes Rise Against will have fists thrown in the air, with their ferocious socio-political rock. Expect a high energy, kinetic performance from one of the world’s biggest authentic punk bands, who’ve proved their lasting worth to the genre. Joining the line up are LA Glam Rockers Black Veil Brides, Swedish extreme tech-metal trail blazers Meshuggah, and post hardcore legends Alexisonfire whose performance will be a long-awaited return to Download Festival.
Mind-blowing “metal phenomenon on a mission” BABYMETAL are confirmed to make their second official Download performance. This UK exclusive appearance will see the return of their thunderous metal, mixed with infectious J-pop that’s taken the world by storm. With figurehead Ice T at the helm, Body Count’s mix of harsh political messages and powerful hard-core sensibilities have made the rap metal icons unmissable, as well as In This Moment who are led by the entrancing Maria Brink and ready to bring a gothic, industrial, metal spectacle to make Download proud.
“We are so happy to announce that we will be playing at Download UK!! We were last there in 2016 and it is an absolute honour to be returning to this prestigious festival next year. Can’t wait to go back and see everyone there!”
Revered purveyors of garage-punk noise The Hives are confirmed, with frontman Howlin' Pelle Almqvist guaranteed to leave no stone unturned with a set of frantic non-stop rock n’ roll. Making their Download Festival debut are pop punks scousers WSTR who have propelled themselves throughout the last year, as well as emo pop favourites Mayday Parade who are hot off the back of a successful ten-year anniversary tour.
Selling out Brixton Academy and making massive waves as the break out luminaries of UK pop-punk, Wrexham five-piece Neck Deep are returning to Download Festival along with Seattle’s The Pink Slips with their fusion of “synth-pop, punk, dance and vintage rock ‘n’ roll”, fronted by the ferocious GRAVE, daughter of Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan. Last but no means least are rising stars Dream State with their no-nonsense, melodic emo rock which has earned them their debut Download appearance.
Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage.
For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk
Alexisonfire / Asking Alexandria / BABYMETAL / Black Veil Brides / BODY COUNT ft. ICE T/ Bullet For My Valentine / Dream State / In This Moment / Marilyn Manson / Mayday Parade / Meshuggah / Neck Deep / Parkway Drive / Pink Slips / Rise Against / The Hives / WSTR
DOWNLOAD LINE UP
Avenged Sevenfold / Guns N’ Roses / Ozzy Osbourne
Alexisonfire / Asking Alexandria / BABYMETAL / Black Veil Brides / BODY COUNT FT. ICE T / Bullet For My Valentine / Dream State / In This Moment / Marilyn Manson / Mayday Parade / Meshuggah / Neck Deep / Parkway Drive / Pink Slips / Rise Against / The Hives / WSTR
Tickets for Download Festival are available now from downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets
A loyalty discount is available for a limited time. downloadfestival.co.uk/news-features/register-interest-2018-loyalty
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Extras including parking and lockers can be purchased during the booking process or as a standalone after you’ve purchased your ticket. Limited edition Download 2018 Zippo lighters will also be available to purchase alongside your festival ticket. Zippo windproof lighters have become the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music and are the perfect way to show your appreciation for your favourite band; with a classic Encore moment. Backed by its famous lifetime guarantee, a Zippo is a lighter for life.
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The Access Card is a scheme developed by disabled people for disabled people and is widely accepted at events and venues across the UK. It offers a new & dynamic method of communicating disabled people's needs and speeds up the ticket purchasing process.
Ticketmaster can now process disabled customers’ bookings using The Access Card via their dedicated Customer Services helpline.
For more information please visit www.accesscard.org.uk
Carlsberg are proud to be the official beer partner of Download Festival. Carlsberg will be bringing a touch of Danishness to the festival this summer as it’s the fusion of Danish simplicity and precision that brings you a light, easy drinking, refreshing lager.
Somersby are excited to be the official cider partner of Download Festival. Best served thirsty. This delicious cold-filtered cider has no artificial flavours or sweeteners, simply bucket-loads of great apple taste. That’s real refreshment.
Pepsi Max is proud to be the official cola partner of Download Festival. Follow us on Twitter @PepsiMaxUK
Get your rock spirit on and put your Zippo windproof lighter in the air at Download! Zippo windproof lighters have become the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music and are the perfect way to show your appreciation for your favourite band, with a classic Encore moment. Backed by its famous lifetime guarantee, a Zippo is a lighter for life.
Limited edition Download 2018 lighters are only on sale with festival ticket, so buy yours now to avoid missing out! Show your ID at the Zippo booth at the festival to collect your limited edition lighter. Follow Zippo on Facebook and Twitter @ZippoEncore to be kept up-to-date with the latest news, exclusive offers and other exciting announcements about rock’s biggest events and festivals. Remember those who rock, roll with Zippo!
Big Green Coach is the largest festival coach travel provider in the UK and is the official and exclusive coach travel partner to Download Festival. Operating return coach travel from 74 locations around the UK directly to the festival, Big Green Coach is making getting to Download easy. Choose from Wed, Thursday or Friday arrivals and they will get you safely home on Monday morning. Coach only or packaged with festival ticket: