Kerry King, Creeper and more added to Download Festival 2024

Eight new bands and artists have been added to this year’s Download line-up, including Kerry King, Creeper, Bayside and Bambie Thug.

Kerry King, Creeper and more added to Download Festival 2024
Kerrang! staff

Download Festival have just added eight more bands and artists to their 2024 line-up.

Kerry King, Creeper, Bayside, Bambie Thug and SOFT PLAY have all been announced for the June weekender, along with Lowlives, Florence Black and Kerrang! Radio competition winners Mallavora. They all join a stacked bill including everyone from headliners Queens Of The Stone Age, Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold, to Limp Bizkit, Royal Blood, Bad Omens, Corey Taylor, While She Sleeps and more.

Speaking exclusively to Kerrang! about their impending headline slot, FOB vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump joked: “No pressure! I feel like it’s a little bit scary as it’s a big deal. But we’re also at this point when we’ve done a lot of big deals and somehow, it’s worked out, so I’m also amazed to see that. I’m not a sports fan, but the Chicago Cubs had not been in the World Series for 109 years, but the year that we were in the series, they asked me to sing the national anthem before the game! I don’t even like the anthem, but I’d do it for the Cubs. When I got up there and the lights hit me, it was terrifying. I thought I’d suck, but also thought enough people think I do okay at this that they asked me to do it, so we’ll see what happens. I did it and it was fine, so that’s how I feel about Download.

“Part of me is like, ‘Really?!’ but here we are, 22 years after we started, going from playing in a cafeteria to Download. I’m waiting to see what happens.”

Download Festival takes place from June 14 – 16 at Donington Park – get your tickets now.

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