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Def Leppard, Slipknot, and more announced for Download 2019

It’s that time of the year, for some better than Christmas. That’s right it’s the first announcement for Download Festival next year.

After this year’s star-studded line-up, 2019 looks just as epic.

The first announcement includes:

Brit-metal icons – Def Leppard. Playing their classic album Hysteria (in full) and more.

nine-headed alt metal beast, and Download legends – Slipknot

Returning experimental rockers Tool

After his performance last year with GNR, it’s Slash. And he’s only brought Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators with him!

Erm…Die Antwoord…I guess…

David Coverdale’s hard rockers Whitesnake

Groovy shock-rocker Rob Zombie

Florida metallers Trivium

Plus: Amon Amarth, Carcass, Delain, me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Opeth, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Starset, Tesla, The Amity Affliction, Underoath, more to be announced soon.

About Neale McGeever

Contributing Editor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!

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