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37 New Acts Announced for Download 2020!

Downloaders! Your second announcement is here and it’s a biggie as we’ve got 37 new acts coming to blow your minds at Donington Park.

So, get ready to raise your horns for Volbeat, Killswitch Engage, Babymetal, The Pretty Reckless, Airbourne, Skillet, Baroness, Lit, Bush, Wednesday 13 and many more.

All of these bands are joining our mighty headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and System of a Down in Donington Park on 12th-14th June 2020. Make sure you’re there and get your tickets now!

First up are Denmark’s finest Volbeat who are heading to #DL2020 with their awesome hybrid of rock ‘n’ roll riffs and high voltage rockabilly. The band recently made a triumphant return with the seventh album, ‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound’, which rocketed to number seven in the UK charts.

If you’ve ever seen Volbeat live before then you know that Donington Park is in for one hell of a show. Over to Volbeat:

“We are very excited to return to Donington Park once again to rock with all of our friends in the UK alongside so many great bands. See you in June!”

If you want some seriously heavy anthems (and who doesn’t?) then look no further as metalcore mavericks Killswitch Engage are hitting up Donington Park. Get ready to growl your lungs out to bangers like ‘My Curse’ and ‘The End Of Heartache’ as well as tracks from the band’s latest album, ‘Atonement’.

Jesse Leach from Killswitch Engage said:

“We are honoured and excited to play the mighty Download festival once again! We are ready to kick out our new songs and play the old anthems as well! Download crowds are always incredible and we are eager to bring the mother f*****g ruckus!”

Our favourite Kawaii metallers Babymetal are coming back to Download! We cannot wait to raise our fox horns to the Donington Park sky when the band unleash their latest album, ‘Metal Galaxy’. Speaking about their victorious return to #DL2020,  SU-METAL said:

“The crowd at Download Festival always welcomes us with a lot of energy so I can’t wait to perform there again! We hope to bring even more power and energy so please look forward to our performance!”

MOAMETAL also said: “To have the opportunity of performing at one of our favorite places is incredibly exciting for us. Can’t wait to see everyone there!”

Still thirsting for more? Well, get ready to drink up as The Pretty Reckless are going to make you wanna die when they play Download 2020. As Heaven Knows, the NYC quartet fronted by Taylor Momsen have three albums packed with rock ‘n’ roll blues infused anthems to get you moving.

“Do you wanna rock? Then let’s f****n’ rock!” Those are the words of Airbourne‘s Joe O’Keefe as the Aussie rockers are going to be runnin’ wild at #DL2020.

Also joining this monster line up are one of the best selling rock bands of the 21st century, Skillet, with their stadium sized anthems. And, if you like your bands to be more experimental, we’ve got you covered as genre swerving rockers Baroness have also packed their bags for #DL2020.

And the names just keep on coming. Power punks Lit are going to get you bouncing to that iconic opening solo to ‘My Own Worst Enemy’. Whilst, British rock titans Bush are back with a harder and heavier sound that’s seen them being featured on the John Wick: Chapter 3 soundtrack.

The Duke of Spook, Wednesday 13, has also been added to the line up and will be bringing his infamous ghoulish theatrics and latest album, ‘Necrophaze’. Plus, British Lion – the side project of Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris – will also be performing.

Electric Wizard are often referred as the “heaviest band in the universe”, So, we thought we’d put that statement to the test and see if the 70s doom metalheads can rock Donington Park to its core. On the flipside, Periphery will be bringing their djent progressive metal to #DL2020.

If death metal is more of your thing, we raise the horns to salute you and bring to you Obituary and Dying Fetus.

Start doing some lunges now as you’re going to need to be bouncing fit for Toronto punks PUP and their full throttle live show. Self-dubbed “family band” Tiny Moving Parts are adding their special blend of math rock, punk pop and emo to the #DL2020 line up.

Also, San Diego’s P.O.D are going to have you slamming with your mates to their punk metal classics like ‘Youth of the Nation’, ‘Southtown’ and ‘Boom’.