Download announces 12 more bands and stage splits

The line-up for Download Festival’s 20th anniversary has expanded with a further 12 names added to the weekend’s programme. All stage splits for the four days have also been revealed. The special anniversary edition, taking place for the first time over four days on 8-11 June 2023 at Donington Park, will now feature Cancer Bats, Casey, Hundred Reasons, Puscifer, State Champs and more, alongside headliners Bring Me The Horizon, Slipknot and Metallica, who will perform two headline sets with no repeat songs. The very last tickets are available here.

Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan will be bringing Puscifer to Download for the very first time, Canadian hardcore punk band Cancer Bats will also be delivering the noise this year and Hundred Reasons are back with their first new music in 15 years and will be playing Download for the first time since their 2006 debut.

Further additions include the recently reunited Welsh outfit Casey, as well as New York pop punk heroes State Champs, daredevil rock and roll darlings Cherry Bombs, and Welsh TikTok heroes Punk Rock Factory, who are rightfully graduating to a Main Arena performance after their memorable set in The Village last year.

The line-up continues with theatrical post-hardcore band Static Dress, South coast punk rockers SNAYX, Australian alt four-piece RedHook, and Kerrang! Radio The Deal competition winners Rituals, who will open The Avalanche Stage with their blisteringly heavy Newcastle metal.

These further additions continue to add to an incredible line-up for the very special anniversary edition of Download Festival. Stage splits have been confirmed and can be found below.

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Thursday

Apex Stage:

  • Metallica
  • Alter Bridge
  • Halestorm
  • Jinjer
  • Mammoth WVH

Opus Stage:

  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Puscifer
  • Hundred Reasons
  • The Bronx
  • Cancer Bats
  • Cherry Bombs

The Avalanche Stage:

  • State Champs
  • Mom Jeans,
  • Punk Rock Factory
  • Fearless Vampire Killers
  • Tigress

Dogtooth Stage:

  • Perturbator
  • Haken
  • A.A. Williams
  • Caskets
  • Mimi Barks
  • SNAYX

Friday

Apex Stage:

  • Bring Me the Horizon
  • Architects
  • Pendulum
  • Neck Deep
  • Hot Milk
  • Nova Twins
  • Stand Atlantic

Opus Stage:

  • Evanescence
  • Within Temptation
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Epica
  • Elvana
  • Smash into Pieces
  • The Warning

The Avalanche Stage:

  • VV
  • Pup
  • The Blackout
  • Crawlers
  • Aviva
  • As December Falls
  • Redhook
  • Fixation

Dogtooth Stage:

  • Carpenter Brut
  • GWAR
  • Empire State Bastard
  • Brutus
  • Ingested
  • Undeath
  • Pupil Slicer
  • Witch Fever
  • Taipei Houston

Saturday

Apex Stage:

  • Metallica
  • Disturbed
  • Alexisonfire
  • Clutch
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Fever 333
  • Polaris

Opus Stage:

  • Placebo
  • Simple Plan
  • Three Days Grace
  • Motionless in White
  • Carcass
  • Municipal Waste
  • Stray From the Path
  • Static Dress

The Avalanche Stage:

  • Cohered and Cambria
  • Deaf Havana
  • Bob Vylan
  • nothing.nowhere
  • Kid Kapichi
  • Casey
  • Blackgold
  • Rituals

Dogtooth Stage:

  • Monuments
  • Greg Puciato
  • Spirit Adrift
  • Enola Gay
  • Bambie Thug
  • Beauty School Dropout
  • Lake Malice
  • Kid Bookie
  • Antisaint

Sunday

Apex Stage:

  • Slipknot
  • Parkway Drive
  • I Prevail
  • Behemoth
  • The Hu
  • Lorna Shore
  • Bloodywood

Opus Stage:

  • Ghost
  • The Distillers
  • Palaye Royale
  • Dinosaur Pile-Up
  • Avatar
  • The Amity Affliction
  • SiM
  • Blind Channel

The Avalanche Stage:

  • Electric Callboy
  • Set it Off
  • Mod Sun
  • Cleopatrick
  • Jazmin Bean
  • Joey Valence & Brae
  • Taylor Acorn
  • Crashface

Dogtooth Stage:

  • Hatebreed
  • Touche Amore
  • Terror
  • Soen
  • Green Lung
  • Soul Glo
  • The Meffs
  • Hawxx
  • Graphic Nature
  • Beauty School

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