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Download 2018 adds a mammoth 65 bands to the line-up including You Me At Six, Black Stone Cherry, Cradle of Filth and Marmozets

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Download 2018 adds a mammoth 65 bands to the line-up
You Me At Six have been announced alongside over 60 other bands to help bulk up Download 2018’s monster rock bill

The legendary British metal festival has already blown audiences away with by announcing Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osborne and Avenge Sevenfold.

And Download’s organizers haven’t decided to turn the volume down when it comes to the rest of the bill, as following a second line-up release in December they’ve added another power chord-crunching, riff-slinging, headbanging bands to the roster tonight.

Joining the likes of Alexis On Fire and Marilyn Manson at Donington’s world famous racetrack are the likes of pop punkers You Me At Six, Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry, the iconic Cradle Of Filth, and Leeds natives Marmozets.

Other huge names in the heavy genres coming to the festival over its three day run in June are Shinedown, Hatebreed, The Bronx, Less Than Jake and Cancer Bats.

The hugely influential grunge pioneers L7 have also been tapped up for an appearance as have shred lords Dragonforce.

We’re talking serious headbanging, and equally serious air guitaring here.

Download 2018 adds a mammoth 65 bands to the line-up
Cradle Of Filth have also been announced (Picture: John Gilleese/REX/Shutterstock)

It’s also worth noting that legendary nu-metal frontman Jonathan Davis of Korn will be making his first Download appearance as a solo artist after recently revealing plans to release a solo record in 2018.

Having made huge waves in America, packing in support slots for the likes of the Foo Fighters and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Derby’s own answer modern glam rock, The Struts, will make a triumphant homecoming.

Download 2018 adds a mammoth 65 bands to the line-up
This year’s headliners are Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Ozzy Osbourne

The full roster of bands announced for Download so far include:

Headliners

Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne

Rest of the bill

Alexisonfire, All Them Witches , Asking Alexandria, BABYMETAL, Baroness, Black Stone Cherry, Black Veil Brides, blessthefall, Body Count Ft. Ice T, Boston Manor , Bullet For My Valentine, and Bury Tomorrow.

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Cancer Bats, Corrosion Of Conformity, Cradle Of Filth, Dead Cross, Death Blooms, DragonForce, Dream State, Emmure, Employed To Serve, Gold Key, Greta Van Fleet, Hatebreed, Higher Power, In This Moment, Inglorious, Jamie Lenman, Jonathan Davis, Knocked Loose, Koyo, Kreator, and L7.

Less Than Jake, Malevolence, Marilyn Manson, Marmozets, Mayday Parade, Meshuggah, Milk Teeth, Miss May I, Monster Truck, Myke Gray, Myrkur, Neck Deep, No Hot Ashes, Parkway Drive, Plini, Powerflo, Puppy, Rise Against, Rolo Tomassi, Savage Messiah, Shinedown, SHVPES, Sleep Token, Stick To Your Guns, Stray From The Path, Sun Arcana, Tesseract, The Bottom Line, The Bronx, The Faim, The Hives, The Hyena Kill, The Maine, The Pink Slips, The Struts, The Temperance Movement, Thrice, Thunder, Thy Art Is Murder, Tigress, Turbonegro, Volbeat / Von Hertzen Brothers, Wayward Sons, Whiskey Myers, Woes, WSTR, You Me At Six, Zeal & Ardor.

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.

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