Download 2019 Books Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Behemoth and more

Download 2019 has mad a major announcement today as forty-three new bands have been added! Among the new bands added are Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Behemoth,  Beartooth, Alcest, Animals As Leaders, At The Gates, Bad Wolves, Three Days Grace, Twelve Foot Ninja and more. Slipknot, Tool, and Def Leppard are the headliners for the annual rock extravaganza. The three-day festival takes place on 14-16 June 2019 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Kerrang! Radio have also launched a talent search for a chance to open the Avalanche Stage at the festival.

All the new bands added to Download 2019:

Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Alcest, Animals As Leaders, At The Gates, Bad Wolves

Batushka, Beartooth, Behemoth, Black Peaks, Brothers Osborne, Cane Hill, Clutch, Coldrain

Conjurer, Crystal Lake, Deadland Ritual, Fever 333, Godsmack, Groundculture

Halestorm, Heart Of A Coward, Icon For Hire, Intervals, Last In Line, Like A Storm

Lost In Stereo, Love Bites, Municipal Waste, Ne Obliviscaris, Palaye Royale, Parting Gift

Redhook, Skid Row, Skynd, Stone Temple Pilots, Sumo Cyco, Those Damn Crows

Three Days Grace, Toska, Trash Boat, Twelve Foot Ninja, Vega, Wolf Jaw

Tickets are on sale now at

Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which has been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined the main stage.

Renowned for supporting the best in alternative music, Kerrang! Radio have launched Finding Fresh Blood to discover new and exciting talent to open the Avalanche Stage this year, joining a powerful line up such as Reel Big Fish, Trash Boat, FEVER 333, and more. Closing on March 1st, UK acts can upload their tracks online and have the Download team decide who would best fit the bill. To apply and for more information please visit the Kerrang! Radio website (T&Cs). The winner will be announced in April.