Download Festival have added a further 48 bands to their already impressive 2017 line-up. The 15th anniversary event is set to take place between June 9-11 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England.
Download is arguably the biggest heavy rock festival in the world. Year after year festival organisers seem to outdo themselves by making the event bigger, louder and more extravagant, and 2017 is no exception.
It was announced back in November, 2016 that Aerosmith, System of a Down and Biffy Clyro would be headlining the event, and tickets are selling faster than ever before (particularly as it may be one of Aerosmith’s last ever shows).
In a recent press release Aerosmith’s Joe Perry said of the festival: “Every time we go on tour I look at the schedule for cities, towns or events that I look forward to playing. Download Festival is always one of the ones I circle. Donington is like home to us. I have some great memories playing there and I can’t wait to make some more.”
System of a Down added: “It’ll have been a couple of years since our memorable Wake Up The Souls show at Wembley, so returning to the UK to headline Download, a festival we always love to play, is really exciting for us,” “The energy and atmosphere there is always electric.”
It has now been announced that Download have added 48 new names to the line-up. Some of the more notable acts include: A Day To Remember, Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, As It Is, Baroness, Blood Youth, Dead Label, Devilskin, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Fizzy Blood, Grove Street Families, Hacktivist, Holding Absence, In Flames, Moses, Normandie, Sabaton, Stone Broken, Suicidal Tendencies, The Cadillac Three, The Devil Wears Prada, The, Dillinger Escape Plan, The King Blues, The Lounge Kittens and Venom Prison.