Kerry King, Creeper, Bayside, Soft Play, Bambie Thug, Lowlives, Florence Black, and Mallavora Added to the Bill for Download Festival 2024

Liquid Death presents Download Festival, the greatest rock and metal festival of all time, has today announced eight more artists for this year’s festival, further bolstering a stellar 2024 line-up. The new additions include Kerry King, Creeper, Bayside, Bambie Thug, Soft Play, Lowlives, Florence Black and Kerrang! Radio competition winners Mallavora. This year’s festival will take place on 14-16 June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are available now at the link below.

Kerry King is a legendary figure in the world of heavy metal, renowned for his ferocious guitar playing and unmistakable stage presence. As the co-founder and lead guitarist of the iconic band Slayer, King has left an indelible mark on the genre, influencing countless musicians with his aggressive riffs and blistering solos. He now returns to Download in June, to celebrate the release of his first solo album, From Hell I Rise which will be released the month prior.


Download favourites Creeper have also been announced for this year’s event. The band have been celebrated for their theatrical performances and distinctive blend of punk, emo and goth influences and has garnered a dedicated following through their dynamic live shows and emotionally charged music, which they will be sure to bring to Donington Park once more.


The line-up additions continue with New York punk rockers Bayside, self-claimed “ouija-pop” artist Bambie Thug who will undoubtedly be backed by the Download community at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest as she represents Ireland, English punk rock duo Soft Play, alt-rock group (featuring former members of The Defiled, Amen, No Devotion, and The Ataris) Lowlives, Welsh three-piece rock band Florence Black and Kerrang! Radio’s ‘The Deal’ competition winner Mallavora who will proudly open the Avalanche Stage on Friday. 

Kerry King, Creeper, Bayside, Soft Play, Bambie Thug, Lowlives, Florence Black, and Mallavora join an already impressive roster of artists set to feature at Liquid Death presents Download Festival 2024, promising fans an unforgettable weekend filled with the best in rock and metal music. The line-up continues with UK and international heavyweights  Royal Blood, The Offspring, Sum 41, Corey Taylor, Machine Head, Pantera, BABYMETAL, Fear Factory, While She Sleeps, Billy Talent, Bowling For Soup, The Used, Hoobastank (playing ‘The Reason’ in full), Atreyu, Counterparts, Bad Omens, Dying Fetus, The Black Dahlia Murder, Those Damn Crows, Holding Absence, Silverstein, Charlotte Sands, Thy Art Is Murder, Fit For A King and so many more.

Following on from last year’s triumphant 20th anniversary, Download’s legacy does not only include the sensational artists who have performed there over the years, but also its unrivalled community, warm atmosphere and amazing afterhours entertainment at District X. Recently described as “the last sincere festival experience” by VICE, it continually proves just why people keep coming back for more.

This year, Download welcomes Liquid Death as their first ever headline partner in the festival’s 21-year legacy. The sustainable beverage company partnered with Download for the first time in 2023 reducing plastic by hundreds of thousands of bottles. Liquid Death’s commitment to eliminating single-use plastic will be at the heart of the Download partnership.

Download Festival’s Andy Copping says: “After our unbelievable 20th anniversary celebrations last year, we couldn’t be more excited about what DLXXI has in store. This year we have two brand new headliners in the form of Queens Of The Stone Age and Fall Out Boy, as well as the mighty Avenged Sevenfold and a whole host of huge names that make every second of Download Festival memorable. I can’t wait to join the fans there – it is our home. With first time headliners and our first headline partner with Liquid Death we are embracing the evolution of Download Festival. We have the best and friendliest community together and we can’t wait to celebrate the next 20 years of Download with you all.”

This is only the beginning for DLXXI, with many more acts and surprises yet to be announced. Book your tickets now:

Bands announced include:

Queens Of The Stone Age

Fall Out Boy

Avenged Sevenfold

Alien Weaponry

Alpha Wolf

All Them Witches

Alt Blk Era



Bad Omens

Billy Talent


Bleed From Within

Bowling For Soup

Brand Of Sacrifice

Calva Louise

Celestial Sanctuary

Charlotte Sands

Corey Taylor


Crystal Lake



Delilah Bon

Dream State

Dying Fetus

Dying Wish



Fear Factory

Fit For A King








Holding Absence





Kelsy Karter & The Heroines

Knife Bride

Limp Bizkit

Lord Of The Lost

Machine Head

Make Them Suffer





Pest Control




Royal Blood

Royal & The Serpent

Scene Queen


Shadow Of Intent


Slaughter To Prevail



Sum 41

The Black Dahlia Murder

The Blue Stones

The Callous Daoboys

The Offspring

The Used

Those Damn Crows

Thy Art Is Murder



Until I Wake




While She Sleeps



Kerry King



Soft Play

Bambie Thug


Florence Black



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