Download 2022 adds 20 bands and announces day splits

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced 20 new bands for 2022, including A Day To Remember, Shinedown, Black Veil Brides, Mastodon, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Creeper and more. They join the already stellar line up, headlined by KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro. The three-day festival takes place on 10-12 June 2022 at Donington Park, Leicestershire.

September is the last chance fans will be able to purchase early bird tickets – with prices increasing from October 1st – fans are encouraged to secure their weekend and instalment plan tickets now and join the celebratory return of the full scale Download Festival they know and love.

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Myles Kennedy makes his long-awaited solo appearance at the festival with two sets, billed as Myles Kennedy & Company on the Friday before headlining (and closing!) Sunday’s Dogtooth stage with a solo acoustic set. Elsewhere, Bury Tomorrow hit the main stage with their metalcore and Meet Me @ the Altar and Gender Roles bring their individual punk chops to the Avalanche stage. Mastodon will be showcasing their prog metal chops once more and Obituary make their grand return with their death metal prowess.

More punk comes in the form of USA-based acts Dragged Under and THICK, whilst history-making hardcore outfit Death Blooms make their return after being the first band to play this year’s Download Pilot and the first band to play a UK festival in fifteen months.

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Full list of bands announced today:

  • A Day To Remember
  • Baroness
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Bury Tomorrow
  • Cassyette
  • Code Orange
  • Creeper
  • Death Blooms
  • Dragged under
  • Gender Roles
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Malevolence
  • Mastodon
  • Meet Me @ The Altar
  • Myles Kennedy
  • Normandie
  • Obiturary
  • Shinedown
  • THICK
  • Volbeat

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