Download Festival have announced their second headliners for 2019, which includes another 23 acts. The three-day music festival, will take place from the 14th of June till the 16th of June, at the iconic Donington Park in Leicestershire.
The heavy metal festival has announced that Slayer will play their last ever UK show, joined by Smashing Pumpkins, Eagles of Death Metal, Lamb of God, Dream Theatre and Anthrax. These phenomenal acts will be joined by the previously announced headliners Slipknot, Tool and Def Leppard. Tickets are on sale here.
Joining Slayer will be; Anthrax, Badflower, Black Futures, Blackberry Smoke, Dream Theatre, I Prevail, The Interrupters, Jinjer, Man With A Mission, nothing,nowhere. Also announced to be playing the festive are; Our Last Night, Riding The Low, Royal Republic, State Champs, Underside, Whitechapel, Yours Truly, Zebrahead, and Alien Weaponry.
Elsewhere on the line-up so far is Slash ft Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Die Antwood, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, Aman Amarth, Carcass, Delain, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Opeth, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Starset, Tesla, The Amity Affliction and Underoath. With many more to be announced in the up-coming months ahead.
The American thrash metal band Slayer will play their final UK show at next year’s Download Festival. The band are currently on an 80-date farewell world tour, where they will go to North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Slayer recently toured in the UK with Lamb of God and Anthrax, who will also be playing alongside them at Download.
Slipknot who are currently working on their new album, which is set to be released in 2019, hopefully just in time for Download. The band just released their first song from the new album on Halloween night called ‘All Out Life.’ This is the first song they have released since their last album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ and Corey Taylor is back to his raging self. Watch the new music video below.
Many fans are also hoping for one of the main headliners TOOL to drop a new album by the summer of 2019, as many fans are still waiting for the follow-up of 2006’s album ’10,000 Days.’ Lastly the main headliner for Friday is none other than Def Leppard, with this being their only UK show of 2019. The Sheffield legends will be playing their album ‘Hysteria in full – yes, in full!’ according to the front man Joe Elliot, along with many other classics.
Donington has been the host to many iconic bands since 2003, and it has never failed to let its fans down with its iconic lineup. So, be sure not to miss it and purchase your tickets.