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Download 2019: Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool confirmed as headliners

Def Leppard

Story by Jack Foley

DEF Leppard, Slipknot, and Tool have been confirmed by Download as its 2019 headliners.

The three-day festival takes place from June 14 – 16, 2019 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets will be on sale at 2pm on Thursday, October 25 at 2018 prices until Tuesday, November 6.

In addition to confirming this year’s headline acts, Download organisers have also announced 17 of the world’s most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal.

The acts are…

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
Whitesnake
Rob Zombie
Trivium
Amon Amarth
Carcass
Delain
Die Antwoord
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
Opeth
Power Trip
Reel Big Fish
Skindred
Starset
Tesla
The Amity Affliction
Underoath

Tickets for Download Festival will be available here

Commenting on Def Leppard’s headline slot, Joe Elliott said: “We are delighted to be going back to headline Download in 2019! The festival has a very special place in our hearts and it’s such a great place to play.

“We will be playing Hysteria in full – yes, in full! – plus a load more of the hits, and we are going to put on a very special show for our UK fans. Can’t wait to see you all there!”