Download Festival Announce Shinedown, Black Stone Cherry, Volbeat, Thunder & many more.


Download Festival has announced the addition of 65 acts to its 2018 bill including Shinedown, Black Stone Cherry, Thunder and Volbeat.

Download Festival has made its biggest announcement yet by adding over 60 of the world’s biggest rock acts to its unparalleled bill. This includes gigantic arena fillers Shinedown, Black Stone Cherry, Thunder and Volbeat.

Fresh from a world tour, the unstoppable Shinedown are returning to Download to kick ass with massive riffs and huge anthems led by rock machine Brent Stephen Smith.

Along with them will be Kentucky boys and stadium conquerors Black Stone Cherry who have seen stratospheric success blending Southern-rock and alternative metal stylings.

Joining the lineup will be British rock legends Thunder, who have been packing a punch since 1989 and with their new album ‘Rip It Up’, they’re as explosive as ever.

Also coming to Donington are the relentless Volbeat who’ve carved their own way to massive stages across the globe through their incredible genre melding fun.

Also announced – Cradle of Filth, Jonathan Davis, You Me At Six, Cancer Bats, DragonForce, Hatebreed, TesseracT, L7, Bury Tomorrow, Kreator, The Temperance Movement, Corrosion Of Conformity, Von Hertzen Brothers, The Struts, Monster Truck, Marmozets, Whiskey Myers, Inglorious, Baroness, Higher Power, Rolo Tomassi, Dead Cross, Boston Manor, Milk Teeth, The Bronx, Less Than Jake, Jamie Lenman, Stick To Your Guns, The Maine, blessthefall, Stray From The Path, Employed To Serve, The Bottom Line, Emmure, Plini, Myrkur, Knocked Loose, All Them Witches, Malevolence, Wayward Sons, Puppy, Zeal & Ardor, Miss May I, SHVPES, No Hot Ashes, Gold Key, The Hyena Kill, Sun Arcana, Tigress, Death Blooms, The Faim, Turbonegro, Savage Messiah, Myke Gray, Greta Van Fleet, Thy Art Is Murder, Woes, Powerflo, Sleep Token and Koyo.

Download Festival 2018 takes place on the weekend on June 8 to 10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire. For tickets and further information visit the official festival website.