Along with the likes of the previously announced acts including Korn, Disturbed, Gojira and stacks more, the list of forty new acts joining the June line-up reads as follows:
3 Doors Down, Alter Bridge, Amaranthe, Bowling For Soup, Cemetery Sun, Employed To Serve, Fire From The Gods, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Funeral For A Friend, Gender Roles, Haken, Hatari, Heavy Lungs, Higher Power, Holding Absence, Jj Wilde, Kill The Lights, Lacuna Coil, Loathe, Mastodon, Milk Teeth, Modern Error, Motionless In White, Northlane, Polyphia, Press Club, Renounced, Sepultura, Shvpes, Sleep Token, Sullii, Tempt, The Darkness, The Distillers, The Glorious Sons, The Hara, The Menzingers, The Raven Age, The Skints, Thy Art Is Murder, Twin Temple, Wage War and Will Haven.
Speaking of their upcoming Download appearance, Justin Hawkins of The Darkness said: "UK festival appearances are like children - so precious and impossible to pick a favourite. This year though, my number 1 child is our Download slot! I have a pair of pyjama bottoms designed to look like jeans with tickets for Monsters of Rock 1991 hanging out of the pocket, and that tells you everything you need to know about my excitement levels."
Derrick Green, frontman of Dogtooth Stage headliners Sepultura said: "We are ecstatic about our return to Download Festival. It’s an honour and pleasure to be a part of a festival with such a rich music history. We look forward to rocking out with you all!!"
Organisers have also announced the return of WWE NXT UK to this year’s festival. The first round of Superstars to be announced are title-holders WWE NXT UK Champion WALTER, NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray, and NXT UK Tag Team Champions Gallus. The first-ever WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate, and his Tag Team partner Trent Seven, will no doubt bring a stunner of a show. Also set to perform is Finn Bálor’s protégé Jordan Devlin, the highflyer Mark Andrews, and his Tag Team partner Flash Morgan Webster. Toni Storm is also confirmed, alongside powerhouse Piper Niven – both of whom will bring the energy to Donington Park. NXT UK has made a massive impact at Download in previous years, full of tense moments and adrenaline-soaked performances, it’s the ultimate spectacle for fans of loud music and even louder sport.