Download Festival has announced the grand return of WWE NXT LIVE! to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park. Fans will be treated to a fully-fledged NXT show in a full-scale ring in the festival arena. Not only that, but 21 more exciting names have been added to the bill including Andrew W.K, Hell Is For Heroes, Avatar, Bad Religion, and more.

Andy Copping said: “I am incredibly fired-up to welcome WWE NXT back to Download Festival. This festival exclusive marriage of rock and wrestling is totally unique and the only place where you can see the world’s most legendary rock stars and the brightest WWE prospects together. If previous years are anything to go by this is going to be the biggest most fun weekend ever.”

WWE NXT Superstar Aleister Black Said: “I’ve been a music guy all my life. Getting to combine the two things that I love the most, metal and sports entertainment, on one of the most exciting stages in the world and to perform for a fanbase that understands me and is responsible for my success will make this an unforgettable experience.”

The new additions are as follows:

Avatar
Hell Is For Heroes
Andrew W.K
CKY
Nothing More
Culture Abuse
Lawnmower Deth
Starcrawler
Bad Religion
Ded
Being As An Ocean
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Ecca Vandal
Black Foxxes
Bad Cop/Bad Cop
Igorrr
Loathe
Kaiser Franz Josef
Helpless
Cellar Darling
Anchor Lane

Download Festival takes place from 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets available now at www.downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.