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DO.OMYoga has been confirmed as one of the activities and spectacles to take over the Download Village and Arena this year.
Festival goers will be able to take part in the renowned Metal Yoga classes, with 250 fans finding alternative relaxation on site.
Promising an immersive doom metal experience, Download Festival will be hosting the classes completely free of charge on a first come, first serve basis.
The activity is a slow vinyasa based yoga practice set to heavy music. The 90 minute classes will take place at The Side Splitter Stage at 11:00 on Thursday and Friday, and a 9:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
DO.OM Yoga launched their involvement with a very special class in London’s King’s Cross this morning.
It marks just one of the activities taking to Download Festival alongside the music, headlined by Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses and Ozzy Osbourne, including SINDROME’s launch at the festival for the very first time. The new arena will host record breaking stunts, bohemian freaks, fire shows, machine madness and Viking battles.
The arena will host the likes of Circus sideshow Caravan Of Lost Souls, Demolition Download, and the first ever UK Air Guitar Championships. Other attractions include Infernal Varanne, a French based world record holding team showcasing the dangerous art of cage riding.
Lords Of Lightning will headline SINDROME on Saturday and Sunday, fusing science with spectacle and presenting multi-million volt bolts of lightning.
Elsewhere, The World’S Greatest Wall Of Death returns to Download Village. Circus Of Horrors are back in the Dog House with a brand new show. The Circus Of Horrors returns, hosting emerging talents Kalloused among others.
The Download Village will as ever host food and drink stalls, fairground rides and more.
The attractions and activities join the huge music line-up, topped by Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses and Ozzy Osbourne. The full line-up sees a plethora of artists from across the alternative music world.
Check out the full line-up* below:
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 | Massive Wagons | Meshuggah | Milk Teeth | Miss May I | Monster Truck | Myke Gray | Myrkur | Napalm Death | 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
WWE NXT Live! will also 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*.
WWE NXT Superstar Aleister Black says: “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.”
Each year, WWE present an entertainment and adrenaline filled spectacle in the heart of the festival arena.
Tickets for Download Festival, running at Donington Park from the 8 – 10 June 2018, are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.
*subject to change