Slayer, The Smashing Pumpkins & more for Download Festival UK


Put those horns in the air as organisers are hyped to announce that 23 acts, including SLAYER with their last ever UK show, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, DREAM THEATER, LAMB OF GOD, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL and more are now coming to Download 2019. 

These globally renowned acts join headliners DEF LEPPARD, SLIPKNOT and TOOL and more in the hallowed grounds of Donington Park on 14th-16th June for Download Festival 2019!

Hell awaits DL’ers as metal royalty SLAYER will be making their final UK appearance at Download 2019!

After 37 years of wreaking mayhem the age of Slayer is coming to an end (sob), but not before the thrash legends play one last set at Donington Park for the DL Family. Start practising your circle headbanging now as it’s going to be a celebratory set packed full of classics.

Today is the greatest as THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will be making their first appearance at Download Festival next year.

The alt-rock grunge legends have been blowing away audiences on their 30th anniversary tour with their inimitable sprawling back catalogue. Their just released Rick Rubin produced tenth album, Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., is a euphoric return that perfectly orbits their universe of infectious supernova rock.

With front man Billy Corgan now joined by original members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, it’s going to be an unmissable set.

DREAM THEATER are returning to Download after a decade long absence and we cannot wait.

The prog-metal titans have been at the top of the game for 33 years inspiring countless other bands along their storied career. Their groove-laden metal is sure to get the DL fam moshing at #DL2019.

But, that’s not all as DREAM THEATER will joined by the chugging riffage of metal behemoths, LAMB OF GOD.   And, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL are returning to Download for the second time to get all of you singing and dancing to their rock n’ roll revelry.

Metal fans we’re really spoiling you as the prodigally powerful Maori-metal trio ALIEN WEAPONRY and the heavy-metal powerhouse of ANTHRAX are also coming to Download 2019. 

For all your brooding rockers out there, the hotly-tipped BADFLOWER will get your Zippo lighters in their air for their haunting single ‘Ghost’. Whilst, noise-punks BLACK FUTURES, who have been making seismic waves with their intense industrial soundscapes, will have you scaling unknown rock terrain.

Atlanta southern rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE will be on hand to serve up a truck load of raucous country-infused good times. Detroit post-hardcore band I PREVAIL have proven that they are the real deal and will whip the crowd into a frenzy. 

Los Angeles natives, THE INTERRUPTERS, who have been entertaining fans with their brilliant ska-punk sounds since they emerged in 2012 will be doing the same at #DL2019. 

Whilst Ukrainian tech metallers JINJER, led by their incredibly powerful frontwoman Tatiana Shmaylyuk, will be bringing an intense performance to Donington.

MAN WITH A MISSION are also jumping on board with their pulse-racing hooks, riffs and giant wolf heads in tow. They’ll be joined by fellow genre-melder NOTHING,NOWHERE. who has taken the world by storm with his hybrid emo-rap, pushing both genres forward as the most exciting force in the ever-growing scene. 

OUR LAST NIGHT whose rapid rise to success shows no sign of slowing down are also added to the bill, as too are RIDING THE LOW who are making the pilgrimage from Burton-on-Trent featuring Paddy Considine on vocals. 

Swedish sensations ROYAL REPUBLIC will also join the Download 2019 line up alongside Pop-punk front-runners STATE CHAMPS who’re fresh off the back of the release of their third album ‘Living Proof’. 

Rising Nepalese metal disruptors UNDERSIDE will turn up the volume and are in good company with the well-oiled deathcore machine WHITECHAPEL who will steam roll in to lay waste to the fields of Donington.

Australian up-and-comers YOURS TRULY will be flying in with a freight of huge choruses with them, and last but not least Floridian party starters ZEBRAHEAD are bringing the fun with no shortage of anthems and antics to get the crowd going.

With 40 bands now coming to Download 2019 and many more to be announced, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out the rock and metal party of the year on 14th-16th June 2019! 

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