One of the biggest rock and heavy metal festivals in the UK has just announced the first attractions of the 2019 edition. Def Leppard, Tool and Slipknot are some of the names for the event.
The festival takes place in Donington Park, Leicestershire, England from June 14-16 and will also feature Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Trivium, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Underoath and more.
The edition will be the first appearance of Tool at Download Festival since 2006, when they were headliners of the event. As for Slipknot, this will be the fifth time that the group led by Corey Taylor comes on the English stage.
Download Festival is a British rock festival, held annually at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, since 2003 and Parramatta Park, Sydney & Flemington Racecourse Melbourne Australia since 2017.
It is the most popular British summer rock and heavy metal festival and has hosted some of the genre’s biggest names, including Saxon, Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Korn, Motörhead, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Kiss, Judas Priest, Status Quo, Mötley Crüe, Journey, ZZ Top, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Faith No More and Guns N’ Roses.
The 2015 festival featured massive technological surveillance by police in conjunction with festival organizers Live Nation UK. RFID wristbands and facial recognition technology were used to compare visual scans of attendees against a European criminal database.
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