UK’s Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event, has announced musical icon Ozzy Osbourne as the first of its three heavyweight headliners. He will perform as a solo artist and top the bill for the first time ever.


No stranger to the hallowed grounds of Donington, The Prince Of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne will headline the Sunday night. Having previously graced the main stage fronting Black Sabbath, this will be his first ever Download headline solo appearance. The Download Festival set comes as part of Ozzy Osbourne’s final world tour announcement this morning.

We’re unbelievably excited to have Ozzy as one of the headliners next year. Already hailing from the midlands, Ozzy Osbourne is no stranger to Download, and after Black Sabbath closed the festival in 2016, how could I not ask The Prince of Darkness to come back all on his own? The Download family are without a shadow of a doubt, in for a treat,” says festival promoter, Andy Copping.

Download Festival 2018 will take place from 8th to 10th June at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are available now at For further information visit and/or