More acts and a bit of WWE sports entertainment has been added to Download Festival - three days of heavy rock music at Donington Park, Derbyshire, over the weekend of Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June 2018.
Joining the main stage are Avatar (pictured above), while new for the Zippo Stage are Hell is for Heroes for their first time at Download, the return of Andrew WK, nu-metal skate punks CKY, Grammy nominated Nothing More, plus Culture Abuse, Lawnmower Deth, and Starcrawler.
The final headliner for the Avalanche Stage are Bad Religion, with other new additions being Ded, Being As An Ocean, A, Ecca Vandal, Black Foxxes, and Bad Cop/Bad Cop. Joining the Dogtooth Stage are Igorrr, Loathe, Kaiser Franz Josef, Helpless, Cellar Darling, and Anchor Lane.
Alongside the music there's NXT names Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, Nikki Cross, Shayna Baszler, Kairi Sane, The Undisputed ERA and many more, who will descend upon Download for a weekend of high flying manoeuvres, action-packed matches and unexpected surprises along the way. NXT has made a massive impact at the festival in previous years, performing to capacity crowds throughout the weekend, featuring impressive debuts, shocking returns and the exciting action even spilling over to band's performances.
Andy Copping said: "I am incredibly fired-up to welcome WWE NXT back to Download Festival. This festival exclusive marriage of rock and wrestling is totally unique and the only place where you can see the world's most legendary rock stars and the brightest WWE prospects together. If previous years are anything to go by this is going to be the biggest most fun weekend ever."
WWE NXT Superstar Aleister Black said: "I've been a music guy all my life. Getting to combine the two things that I love the most, metal and sports entertainment, on one of the most exciting stages in the world and to perform for a fanbase that understands me and is responsible for my success will make this an unforgettable experience."
Previously confirmed music comes from headliners, Avenged Sevenfold, Guns n' Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne, along with Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Parkway Drive, Black Stone Cherry, Rise Against, Shinedown, Babymetal, Hatebreed, Bury Tomorrow, Alexisonfire, Thunder, Less Than Jake, Black Veil Brides, Volbeat, Asking Alexandria, Cradle Of Filth, Neck Deep, and more, with many more still to be announced. In total around 150 acts appear over five stages over the three days of the festival. For all of the details so far including stage splits please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, priced as below:-
Weekend Arena Only: £175
with 3 Night Camping: £200
with 5 Night Camping: £210
Car parking £20
Campervan: sold out
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