The icon will perform across seven arenas next year.
More new acts have been announced for Download Festival, joining headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne and Guns N’ Roses.
The latest names accompany confirmation that WWE NXT Live! will return to Donington Park. A full-scale ring in the festival arena will host the likes of Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Veveteen Dream, Richochet, Nikki Cross, Shaya Baszler, Kairi Sane, The Undisputed Era and more*.
The wresting talent will join the newly announced Andrew W.K., Hell Is For Heroes, Avatar, Bad Religion and more.
“I am incredibly fired-up to welcome WWE NXT back to Download Festival,” says festival organiser Andy Copping. “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 adds: “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.”
With some of the biggest and brightest names in alternative music already set to perform across the weekend, the festival will now also welcome the following to the stages:
Avatar | Andrew W.K | Hell Is For Heroes | CKY | Nothing More | Bad Religion | Black Foxxes | A | Bad Cop / Bad Cop | Culture Abuse | Lawnmower Deth | Starcrawler | Ded | Being As An Ocean | Ecca Vandal | Igorrr | Loathe | Kaiser Franz Josef | Helpless | Cellar Darling | Anchor Lane
All acts join the previously announced headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne and Guns N’ Roses. We caught up with Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates towards the end of 2017 to find out more about headlining the festival. Read our interview here.
Here is the line-up in full:
Avenged Sevenfold | Guns N’ Roses | Ozzy Osbourne
A | Alexisonfire | All Them Witches | Anchor Lane | Andrew W.K | Asking Alexandria | Avatar | BABYMETAL | Bad Cop|Bad Cop | Bad Religion | Baroness | Being As An Ocean | Black Foxxes | Black Stone Cherry | Black Veil Brides | Blessthefall | Body Count Ft. Ice T | Boston Manor | Bullet For My Valentine | Bury Tomorrow | Cancer Bats | Cellar Darling | CKY| Corrosion Of Conformity | Cradle Of Filth | Culture Abuse | Dead Cross | DED | Blooms | DragonForce | Dream State | Emmure | Employed To Serve | Gold Key | Greta Van Fleet | Hatebreed | Helpless | Higher Power | Igorrr | In This Moment | Inglorious | Jamie Lenman | Jonathan Davis | Kaiser Franz | Knocked Loose | Koyo | Kreator | L7 | Lawnmower Deth | Less Than Jake | Loath | 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 | Starcrawler | 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
Tickets for Download Festival, running at Donington Park from the 8 – 10 June 2018, are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.
*subject to change