Download Festival 2019: The Most Promising Year Yet?

Matthew Charles Sanders aka M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold performs  onstage during the bands main stage headline show at Download Festival 2018 at Donington Park on June 8, 2018 in...

The annual rock and metal Festival began announcing their latest line-up last month.

As always, it takes a little time for festival-goers to process the information and figure out how many acts they would like to see. This year, it appears the organisers have totally outdone themselves.

With just two announcements, next year’s Download Festival - taking place between 14th-16th June 2019 at Donington Park - is shaping up to be the best year in recent memory. Although it may be a little hasty to say, the confirmed acts so far are too much to brush over. Def Leppard will be headlining the Friday, and will be sure to kickstart the weekend with a celebratory bang. The Saturday night headliner and Download-favourites will be nu-metal giants Slipknot, whose recent release of new song All Out Life and the promise of more to come will make their upcoming set an essential summer experience. Closing the weekend with a sure-to-be legendary Sunday slot are American rock band Tool. For so many years, music enthusiasts have been praying for the band to bring their unique sound to the Download main-stage, and now the organisers have finally answered.

Chris Miller, Joshua Franceschi, Dan Flint, Matt Barnes and Max Helyer of You Me At Six performs onstage during the bands second stage headline show on Day 1 of Download Festival 2018 at...Chris Miller, Joshua Franceschi, Dan Flint, Matt Barnes and Max Helyer of You Me At Six performs onstage during the bands second stage headline show on Day 1 of Download Festival 2018 at...

Of course, the festival offers so much choice, and if the headliners aren’t particularly swaying you, then a myriad of confirmed acts may do the trick. Among the announced acts were Smashing Pumpkins, Slayer, Lamb of God, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, and even the devilishly deranged Die Antwoord will be making an appearance.

It’s sure to be another brilliant year for regulars, and with a line-up like this, it many even be worth taking the plunge if you’re yet to experience your first Download. A glorious weekend of rock and metal awaits, and hopefully plenty more smashing announcements.

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