Download Festival has announced twenty new acts to the line-up for their return in June 2022. Taking place at Castle Donington from June 10-12, 2022, the returning rock weekender is set to be headlined by Iron Maiden, Kiss and Biffy Clyro and already features over 70 confirmed acts including Megadeth, Sepultura, Funeral For A Friend and The Darkness.

Just announced, the following acts will be joining the bill next June:

A Day To Remember
Baroness
Black Veil Brides
Bury Tomorrow
Cassyette
Code Orange
Creeper
Death Blooms
Dragged under
Gender Roles
Ice Nine Kills
Malevolence
Mastodon
Meet Me @ The Altar
Myles Kennedy & Company
Myles Kennedy (Acoustic)
Normandie
Obiturary
Shinedown
THICK
Volbeat

The full Download experience makes a welcome return to the rock calendar in June 2022 after a two-year absence and you can check out our coverage of the Government-sanctioned Download Festival Pilot which took place earlier this Summer right here.

Tickets and more information can be found on the Official Download Festival Website.

Poster for Download Festival 2022

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.