Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool to headline UK Download festival 2019!
Promoters of the world-famous Download Festival announce its headliners and 17 of the world’s most exciting bands in rock, pop-punk, hardcore and metal acts, who will perform at UK edition of the festival in Donnington park, from June 14th to 16th, 2019. Tickets are available to purchase at www.downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
Classic rock powerhouse Def Leppard make their spectacular return to headline the Main Stage, playing the seminal album Hysteria in full and more, in what will be their only UK appearance of 2019. The forerunners of the new wave British heavy metal movement have sold over 100 million records and will rip through a full-throttle stadium-sized show, built on a foundation of classics like Pour Some Sugar On Me, Animals, Rock Of Ages and countless more.
“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! – 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!” says singer Joe Elliott.
Masked metallers Slipknot will also headline, where they stand as one of the most defining acts of the last two decades. The sheer power of Slipknot has been proven with their pivotal appearances at the festival going down as things of legend. With a back catalogue of rock club classics Duality, Spit It Out, Before I Forget and Psychosocial, Slipknot’s elite status and enduring relevance makes them one of the most exciting acts in the world today.
An appearance thirteen years in the making, Download is pleased to announce that Tool will be making their grand return to headline the festival. The Grammy award winning, multi-platinum, prog-metal titans are set to take fans on a grandiose career spanning journey from classic albums Undertow, Lateralus, and 10,000 Days.
Living guitar god Slash will be teaming up with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators to whip the crowd into a frenzy with the axeman’s signature riffs and one of the best vocalists in the world. Fresh off the release of their third album Living The Dream, rock fans will be doing the same when witnessing the dream line up hit the stage.
“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,” comments festival owner Andy Copping.
For 2019’s edition of Download festival UK are also confirmed:
AMON AMARTH * CARCASS * DELAIN * DIE ANTWOORD * ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES * OPETH * POWER TRIP * REEL BIG FISH * ROB ZOMBIE * SKINDRED * STARSET * TESLA * THE AMITY AFFLICTION * TRIVIUM * UDEROATH * WHITESNAKE