Download Festival has today announced that one of the world’s biggest rock bands, Avenged Sevenfold, will return to Donnington Park once more, to give a momentous Friday night headline performance that will be talked about for years to come.


From the genre-defining metal-core album City Of Evil, the hard rock UK No.1 Hail To The King, through to the latest progressive-metal sounds of The Stage; Avenged Sevenfold have an epic history of modern metal classics, a stage show to make Rammstein jealous and a proven track record of smashing anything that comes their way.

A real career highlight of mine was giving Avenged Sevenfold their first ever UK festival headline slot, and I’m thrilled to welcome them back. You don’t often see bands like Avenged Sevenfold top the charts, but much like seeing them live, they’re not to be underestimated,” talks Andy Copping, Download Festival’s promoter.

2018’s Download Festival will take place from 8th to 10th June at its usual place in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are available now at For further information visit and/or