Download Festival returns to the practically royal grounds that is Donington race track for 3 days of some of the biggest names in metal. This year’s incredible headliners include Avenged Sevenfold (Friday), Guns and Roses (Saturday) and the incredibly Ozzy Osbourne on Sunday. This line-up is beyond mind blowing!
Other bands which are also set to brace the stage include, Welsh Bullet For My Valentine who are months away from releasing their new album Gravity which drops June 29th. Also one not to be missed is the absolutely incredible Parkway Drive whose latest album is set to take the world by storm later this year. This will be their first time headlining the second stage at Download Festival so if moshing and backbreaking guitars are your thing, you definitely want to be there for them! There’s also the one and only Marilyn Manson, who braces the main stage before Ozzy on Sunday! Your second stage headliners are You Me At Six, Parkway Drive and Rise Against.
A few years ago, Download Festival listened to its fans and introduced a completely new aspect to the Download experience: WWE. This feature has been met with nothing but applause, this years NXT line up includes Adam Cole, Kyly O’Reily, Ricochet and Nikki Cross. The NXT stage can be found in the main arena, more info over at the official Download website! (link below!).
Download Festival runs from June 8th-June 10th, and unless you’re one of the eager ones (Like myself) who simply cannot wait to get there, 5 day camping tickets are available, giving you access to the infamous Download village, which is filled with club nights from the likes of Uprawr. Outside of this, there is also a real good funfair which you should also consider checking out!