UK’s Download Festival Announces 36 New Bands & A Lemmy Tribute Stage!

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If you ever needed a reason to go to the UK, it’s festival season. Download Festival is one of the major players in an incredibly impressive game, with Brits taking their festivals super seriously.

This attitude hasn’t wavered with the latest line-up announcement, welcoming 36 new rock and metal acts to any already impressive bill which includes Iron Maiden, Deftones, Korn and Billy Talent. The likes of Janes Addiction, Alien Ant Farm and NOFX are among the key highlights of the newcomers, but there are bands across the spectrum, big and small.

Sadly, Motörhead will no longer be performing at this year’s event, due to the tragic loss of rock’n’roll legend, Lemmy Kilmister. To honor such a great man, the Download Festival Main Stage will be named ‘The Lemmy Stage’ in a touching tribute. The team are also working on a few extra surprises to literally fit the bill he’d have played in.

Feast your eyes on the full list of newly announced bands in all its awesomeness:

Sixx A.M
Amon Amarth
Monster Truck
Janes’s Addiction
Bury Tomorrow
As Lions
One Ok Rock
Alien Ant Farm
Grand Magus
Whiskey Myers
Hill Valley High
Escape The Fate
Danko Jones
Black Peaks
Electric Wizard
The King Is Blind
Municipal Waste
Cane Hill
Slaves (US)
Wage War
Reigning Days
Strange Bones
Good Tiger
The Kenneths
Muncie Girls

Download Festival 2016 takes place June 10-12 at Donington Park, England. If you’re quick, you can grab special early bird tickets until Feb 12th!

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