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DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCES A HEAP OF NEW BANDS

Whilst we’re all getting ready to tuck in to some well deserved mince pies, Download Festival is looking to June 2018 and has announced a slew of bands that will be performing at the festival in Donington.

  • Marilyn Manson
  • Bullet For My Valentine
  • Parkway Drive 
  • Rise Against
  • Baby Metal 
  • Alexisonfire
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Neck Deep 
  • Meshuggah 
  • In This Moment
  • The Hives
  • Body Count
  • Mayday Parade
  • Dream State
  • Wstr
  • The Pink Slips

So, lets have a look at this line up.

A mix between what you would usually find in the Download Festival line up and perhaps some of what you might not. The likes of Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria are a given for the festival but what I’m really surprised and very excited for are Body Count, Meshuggah, Parkway Drive and Alexisonfire.

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There’s also a small guilty part of me that is interested to see what all the fuss is about with Neck Deep who have somewhat conquered the isles with a huge Brixton Academy show already under their belt.

However its just a testament to the appeal of Download Festival. Yes there are always going to be people bitching that its not “Metal” enough but the truth is that a lot of the bands don’t appeal to a wide audience and wouldn’t be able to be booked in a capacity this size!

It will be interesting to see where these bands will stack up however as Parkway Drive, I would really love to see the band slowly climb up the Download ladder. Alongside Alexisonfire too, who no doubt will put on a stellar show. I’ve still got my suspicions that we might be seeing A Perfect Circle perform in conjunction with their Brixton Academy show. Who knows!

Download Festival will be held at Donington Park from June 8th to 10th.

Tickets available here! 

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