Preview ~ Download Festival 2018

Download Festival is the UK’s Premiere Rock Festival taking place from the 8th till 10th June 2018; This will be the 16th annual Download Festival.

Download runs annually at Donington Park which is situated next to East Midlands airport where the three counties Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. It’s the perfect festival for all lovers of rock music; everyone over the age of five are permitted to go and over 16s are allowed to go on their own.

So lets talk about this lineup because it’s a killer one; as you can tell I’m very excited. Headlining this year we have Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N Roses and Ozzy Osbourne. Avenged Sevenfold are friday nights headliner. The american heavy metal band are known for their diverse rock style and their history of metal classics; we all know their set is going to be memorable. Guns N Roses are Saturday nights headliner. Having reunited in 2016, this will be their first UK festival with the classic lineup; they have been dobbed as one of the most influential bands in musical history connecting fans around the world with one common interest. Ozzy Osbourne has played download as part of Black Sabbath but this will be his first ever solo appearance here; this is set to be part of his final world tour.

Also on the bill we have the Marmozets, the english rock band from Bingley. Initially formed back in 2009 they were signed to Roadrunner Records in 2013 and are about to release their debut album ‘Knowing What You Know’. Having first discovering them through my sister  (thanks charis xo) a few years ago, I’ve loved their music ever since and I’m glad they have a spot on the main stage. Joining them on the main stage we have the awesome Marilyn Manson, Bullet for my Valentine and Black Veil Brides.

Also on the list of must see acts: Cradle of Filth, Asking Alexandria, Neck Deep, Mayday Parade and You me at Six.

We can’t wait for this; check out their website for more details.

By Destiny Crawford-Corri