Download Festival has today (October 23) revealed Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool as its 2019 headliners, alongside seventeen other bands in the rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal world. The three-day festival takes place on June 14 - 16 2019 in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets will be on sale 2pm on Thursday October 25 at 2018 prices until Tuesday November 6 at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
Other acts confirmed to play include Slash featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, Amon Amarth, Carcass, delain, Die Antwoord, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Opeth, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Starset, Tesla, The Amity affliction and Underoath.
Speaking about their headline booking, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott said: “We are delighted to be going back to headline Download in 2019! The festival has a very special place in our hearts and it’s such a great place to play. We will be playing Hysteria in full - yes, in full! - plus a load more of the hits, and we are going to put on a very special show for our UK fans. Can’t wait to see you all there!”
Commenting on next year’s line-up, Download Festival’s Andy Copping said: “We’re incredibly excited to announce three legends as Download 2019 headliners. It’s not quite been 10,000 Days since we have been able to indulge in one of our favourite alt-rock bands, but after thirteen years I am thrilled to announce Tool are finally making their long-awaited return to Download. Renowned for being one of the best live bands on the planet due to their one-of-a-kind performances, Slipknot are an incredible addition to the main stage. Last but not least, I am honoured to welcome true Rock N’ Roll legends Def Leppard to Download who bring with them a UK exclusive chance to see Hysteria played in full.”
You can see the full Download Festival 2019 line-up below
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
Reel Big Fish
The Amity Affliction
Subscribers can read Music Week’s Download Festival cover feature, including insight from Andy Copping, You Me At Six, Bullet For My Valentine, Employed To Serve and Marmozets here.