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Tool and more added to Download festival 2019 line-up

More acts to be revealed soon.


Download festival has revealed details of its 2019 line-up including its headliners, Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool. The festival will take place in June at its home of Donington and the first tickets are on sale now.

This will be the only UK event that fans will be able to see Def Leppard at in 2019. Joe Elliott said: “We are delighted to be going back to headline Download in 2019! The festival has a very special place in our hearts and it’s such a great place to play. We will be playing Hysteria in full – yes, in full! – plus a load more of the hits, and we are going to put on a very special show for our UK fans. Can’t wait to see you all there!”

Masked metallers Slipknot will also headline, where they stand as one of the most defining acts of the last two decades. Also on the bill are Tool, who will be making their grand return to headline the festival. The Grammy award winning, multi-platinum, prog-metal titans are set to take fans on a grandiose career spanning journey from all their classic albums.

Download Festival’s Andy Copping commented: “We’re incredibly excited to announce three legends as Download 2019 headliners. It’s not quite been 10,000 Days since we have been able to indulge in one of our favourite alt-rock bands, but after thirteen years I am thrilled to announce Tool are finally making their long-awaited return to Download. Renowned for being one of the best live bands on the planet due to their one-of-a-kind performances, Slipknot are an incredible addition to the main stage. Last but not least, I am honoured to welcome true Rock N’ Roll legends Def Leppard to Download who bring with them a UK exclusive chance to see Hysteria played in full.”

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The first additions to next year’s Download are:

Deaf Leppard / Slipknot / Tool

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators / Whitesnake / Rob Zombie / Trivium / Amon Amarth / Carcass / Delain / Die Antwoord / Me First And The Gimme Gimmes / Opeth / Power Trip / Reel Big Fish / Skindred / Starset / Tesla / The Amity Affliction / Underoath

Tickets will be on sale 2pm on Thursday 25th October at 2018 prices until Tuesday 6th November and will be available via Download’s official website.

Download festival will take place in Donington between 14th and 16th June.

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