Download Festival 2018: Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Ozzy Osbourne to headline
Unquestionably the biggest hard rock event in the UK calendar, Download Festival – the spiritual home of heavy metal – can be found in Donington Park each June. The camping festival is a staple event for head-banging fans across the country, allowing a chance to party with some of the world's biggest bands.
Headlined in 2018 by Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Ozzy Osbourne, with the likes of Alexisonfire, Marilyn Manson and Bullet for my Valentine supporting – this may well be one of the strongest years yet. For a chance to enjoy mosh pit madness spread across four stages, this is where you need to be. Grab your Download Festival tickets now at StubHub to avoid missing out.
Download 2018: three giants of metal top the bill
Donington Park has been a host venue for live music for over 25 years, but it wasn't until 2003 that the rock festival established its home residence at the famed motorsport circuit. The idea for the festival came after the overwhelming success of Ozzfest in 2002, proving that the British public were hungry for a classic hard rock event. In its first year alone the festival welcomed Iron Maiden, Limp Bizkit and featured the first UK performances of Evanescence and Flint.
This year, Donington Park hosts a dizzying array of mega rock, metal and punk talent. The weekend kicks off on Friday with a formidable line-up with Avenged Sevenfold taking to the main stage, and 65 massive rock and metal acts (such as You Me At Six, The Bronx, Marmozets, L7, and Cradle Of Filth) confirmed for the Zippo, Avalanche and Dogtooth stages. Continuing on the epic billing, Saturday sees the legendary Guns N' Roses take centre stage, while a headline slot from Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne on Sunday closes this brilliant festival.
Nominated for Best Festival at the VO5 NME Awards 2018, don't miss out on the ultimate hard rock event! Grab Download Festival tickets now at StubHub.
Similar festivals to Download Festival
If you can’t get enough of those head-banging drum solos and shedding guitar riffs, why not check out other UK festivals? Reading and Leeds festivals take place every August bank holiday weekend, while Bloodstock Open Air festival never disappoints.
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