Download Festival: 20 more bands announced for Donington

Including two additions to the main stage and others across the festival


Twenty more bands, including two for the main stage, have been confirmed for this year’s Download Festival.

Progressive metallers SikTh are added to the Saturday lineup headlined by Biffy Clyro, with veterans Orange Goblin joining the Aerosmith-headed Sunday bill.

The other additions cover various stages, and include several new bands for the Dogtooth Stage.

Perturbator are the newly confirmed stage headliner for Sunday, joined by Irish alt rock band Otherkin and Brighton’s Yonaka.

BlackWatersDronesFallen StateKrokodil and Love Zombies are also added to the festival’s fourth stage.

The second stage has added Machine Gun Kelly plus The Raven AgeNothing MoreBlackwater ConspiracyThe Devin Townsend Project and more.

The sole new addition for the other stage at Donington – Avalanche – is hardcore band Code Orange.

The Download lineup is the usual all-star cast of rock and metal heroes, encompassing alt rock, hardcore, pop-punk and more.

System of a Down, Biffy and Aerosmith headline, with A Day To Remember, In Flames, AFI and Mastodon among others also hitting the main stage.

The second stage welcomes Rob Zombie, Slayer and Coheed and Cambria, and WWE’s NXT brand also returns to the festival for a pro wrestling show.

Camping tickets are still on sale from £195, with non-camping weekend tickets for £170.

The Modern Record