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More bands added to Download Festival 2019

Here's who is heading to Donington Park in June 2019.

More acts have been added to the line-up for Download Festival 2019, joining the previously confirmed headliners Def Leppard (playing Hysteria in its entirety and more), Slipknot and Tool.

Today’s announcement is led by Slayer, who will make their final UK appearance at the festival in June 2019. They’ll be joined by The Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theatre, Lamb Of God, Eagles of Death Metal and more.

The Smashing Pumpkins make their first appearance at Download Festival, following their recent 30th anniversary tour.

Today’s list of additions in full is:

Alien Weaponry | Anthrax | Badflower | Black Futures | Blackberry Smoke | Dream Theater | Eagles Of Death Metal | I Prevail | The Interrupters | Jinjer | Lamb Of God | Man With A Mission | nothing,nowhere. | Our Last Night | Riding The Low | Royal Republic | Slayer | The Smashing Pumpkins | State Champs | Underside | Whitechapel | Yours Truly | Zebrahead

The festival is held in the grounds of Donington Park and will take place between 14 – 16 June 2019.

The previous announcement also includes Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie and Trivium.

Def Leppard will be performing their seminal album Hyseria live in full at the festival. The record is the band’s best selling to date and spawned the singles Animal, Love Bites, Armageddon It and Pour Some Sugar on Me. 

American heavy metallers Slipknot will be well known to Download Festival fans. With genre-defining tracks such as Duality, Wait and Bleed and Left Behind this will be the fourth time the band have headlined the festival. Slipknot have been teasing that a new album in the works, so this may well be a chance for the band to try out some new music on a familiar audience.

In his acceptance speech for the Icon Award at this year’s Metal Hammer Golden God Awards, Tool lead vocalist Maynard James Keenan promised new music was on its way. The metal band’s last album was released in 2006 and the announcement that the band are headlining Download will further tease fans that something new is coming.

A key date in the calendar of any rock fan, Download Festival 2019 is not to be missed.

Here is the full list of artists announced for Download Festival 2019 so far:

Def Leppard | Slipknot | Tool | Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators | Slayer | The Smashing Pumpkins | Whitesnake | Die Antwoord | Rob Zombie | Trivium | Lamb Of God | Dream Theatre | Eagles Of Death Metal | Alien Weaponry | The Amity Affliction | Amon Amarth | Anthrax | Badflower | Black Futures | Blackberry Smoke | Carcass | Delain | I Prevail | The Interrupters | Jinjer | Man With A Mission | Me First and The Gimme Gimmes | nothing,nowhere. | Opeth | Our Last Night | Power Trip | Reel Big Fish | Riding The Low | Royal Republic | Skindred | Starset | State Champs | Tesla | Underoath | Underside | Whitechapel | Yours Truly | Zebrahead

Tickets for Download Festival 2019 will go on sale at 14:00 Thursday 25 October through

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