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Download Festival announces a huge wave of acts + day splits

Kerrang! Radio gives ‘Fresh Blood’ the chance to play on The Avalanche Stage again this year

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced further acts including AlterBridge, Bowling For Soup, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Milk Teeth, The Distillers, Sepultura, and Funeral For A Friend (to name only a few!), to join already confirmed headliners Iron Maiden (Legacy of the Beast Tour)KISS and System of a Down this summer. 

For those of you who are artists, the most exciting aspect to this announcement is the return of Kerrang! Radio’s Finding Fresh Blood‘, the search to bring the hottest emerging talent to Donington. 2019 was its inaugural year and grime-punks PENGSHUi triumphantly opened the Avalanche Stage.UK acts can now upload their tracks online to be in with the chance of playing this year’s festival on the same stage. To apply, and for more information please visit their website. The chance to apply closes on 1st March at 23:59, and winners will be announced in April.

For all those wrestling lovers out there, NXT UK is returning to deliver more knockout entertainment over the weekend. The first round of Superstars to be announced are title-holders WWENXT UK Champion WALTER, NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray, and NXT UK Tag Team Champions Gallus.

See all line-up additions and day stage-splits:

Download takes place on 12 – 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now atdownloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Feature Image Credit: Matthew Higgs

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