BIG potential HEADLINERS for Download 2019

Now is around the time we start making plans for June 2019. After a lot of research, FestivalMart has identified 5 HUGE bands that look increasingly likely to HEADLINE the Download Festival. We've taken lots into consideration - touring commitments, album releases, and the history of the festival to give you these 5 names who we THINK could appear next year. These could be HUGE - and there's a new face in there too...

SLIPKNOT

Slipknot Download 2019

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 With their last release in 2014, the time is ripe for a new Slipknot album - and one is planned for 2019. We are hearing more and more details of this as the weeks pass, but it is said to be coming in the summer of 2019. Having headlined 3 times before, with the last in 2015, it could be the perfect time to return to Download in support of their forthcoming album. Or, with the 20th anniversary of their debut, self-titled record next year, we could see a full walkthrough of 'Slipknot'? Which would you prefer? Comment below!

PEARL JAM

 Pearl Jam Download 2019

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 Apparently Pearl Jam is a band that booking chief Andy Copping has been trying to book for years. But we're not totally sure of that! Anyways, they've been touring this past year and will bring out a new album in 2019. As a band that have never played Download, Copping could seize the opportunity to book a fresh face with giant classic rock bands with new albums in short supply. Would you like to see Pearl Jam at DL2019? Comment below!

 

BRING ME THE HORIZON

Bring Me The Horizon Download Festival 2018

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Now we're going to throw the proverbial spanner in the works, and introduce a band that have been slowly rising the UK festival bill for years. We think 2019 could finally be their deserved chance to headline Download, and cement their place as one of the UK's top live acts. You could say it's now or never for BMTH - we're hoping it's now, as it would definitely be a fresh addition to the group of UK bands that can headline festivals, and we think the set would be amazing.

With the new album, entitled 'Amo', planned for release in January - with a single from the album already released - we think there's a real chance Andy Copping might be giving them a call. Are they big enough to headline though? Tell us in the comments!

METALLICA

Metallica Download Festival 2018

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Metallica's new album has been so well-received by everybody. It's been universally loved by the fans, and they are an absolute favourite at Donington too. We wouldn't be at all surprised to see them announced for Download 2019. 

They last played in 2012, and seven years is too long for one of the biggest metal bands on earth. Would you take them back?

KISS

KISS Download 2019

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KISS is coming to an end. It really is now or never this time. After a long, illustrious career , and having headlined Download twice before, it would be fitting for them to make the 2019 festival their last UK show. We shall see! Would you be happy with KISS?

Comments

21 comments

Paul Wright

Paul Wright

Van Halen
foo fiighters
Maiden

Barry

Barry

Bring me the Horizon for Friday, with Foo Fighters Saturday and Maiden Sunday, big day ticket bands always top the bill weekend days, would love to see Beartooth, love the new album, along with Annisokay, Papa roach, and bless the fall. I think Godsmack and Disturbed will be there along with Limp Bizkit, Tenacious D and maybe Alice Cooper headlining the dogtooth.

Mr Goo

Mr Goo

Headliners……
Rammstein – New Album 2019 plus are making noises about touring.
Would love to see Van Halen over here but they’re just USA centric now.
Metallica is a non starter as they’re already booked for a couple of stadium dates in June.
Ozzy? – Can’t see this happening.
Iron Maiden – Possibly
Def Leppard – Sadly USA centric, and who can blame them.
Tenacious D would be an excellent shout for Friday or Saturday closing, so would QOTSA.

I’d love to see Greta Van Fleet get an early evening slot.
Others that should appear but not headline:
Rival Sons
Clutch
Brothers Osborne
Night wish
Cadillac 3
BlackBerry Smoke
Von Hertzen Brothers
Raven Eye
UFO – (Phil Mogg retiring )

James Gooch

James Gooch

TENACIOUS D!!

Michelle

Michelle

JACK
Stone sour won’t be touring at all in 2019 which is why Christian has joined black star riders
Keep steel panther off the line up they’ve had their 5 minutes
Baby metal are pure crap
Get royal machines or Janes addiction

Karen

Karen

As long as the god awful WAYWARD SONS are never booked again
They look and sound like some pub band
Toby Jepson needs to call it a day and take his ego with him

Sam

Sam

I think there should be a 90’s grunge day! with Pearl Jam and IAC! and either tool/perfect circle onme day too! and either metallica or megadeth!

also i really hope silvertomb are there! i would love to see Kennys new band!

Shaz

Shaz

What about Black Star Riders, Foo Fighters, Black Country Communion, Europe, Rival Sons, The Bad Flowers

Jamie Kirk

Jamie Kirk

Slipknot , Metallica, Foo Fighters as headliners

Korn , Deftones, Steel Panther, Machine Head, Rob Zombie, A Day to Remember, Slayer , Danzig all to support

Jayne

Jayne

BMTH and Nine Inch Nails please !!!!!

Ryan

Ryan

Pearl jam…metallica and foo fighters

Paul

Paul

How about NIN? Think that would be a great and id definitely be going.

Ony

Ony

I have never been to download….But if Jon Bon Jovi was to be a headliner there….You can guarantee I would be buying tickets….BON JOVI all the way.

trevor baldwin

trevor baldwin

i was there in 87 when they played the monsters of rock. ok they have evolved from there but i would love to see them headline donington again. so many great songs.

Gaz

Gaz

Bon Jovi, Download, please don’t make me laugh, they no longer have a heavy bone in their body!

Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith

Metallica is a great shout. I think Def Leppard (sadly) will do Hysteria and GnR will come back(pleaser no roots this time). It might even be the 2006 headliners all over again with Tool joining.
Bon Jovi are doing their own thing and let’s be honest they’re now mostly for girls only now. BMTH..are they ready yet..not sure. Foo s are best suited to Reading and Glastonbury.

Dai axford

Dai axford

How about Van Halen ,Judas Priest or Manowar. Go on dare to be different…

Jack

Jack

Hey Keith! I’d actually be quite surprised if Metallica aren’t booked for next year, seems the obvious choice imo. Stone Sour would be great, also very likely I think.

Keith

Keith

I hope Metallica will headline and maybe Def Leppard !
Ozzy would be in with a good shout along with Stone Sour to appear has headliners
How about Marilyn Manson to headline again with his new Album

I think Ratt might be good shout or Posion to appear but not has headliners
Michaul Schenker & Accept not been for some time at DL

I would like to see Loudness or Reckless Love

Jack

Jack

Hey Ray! That’s some serious detective work haha, very good shout!

I was also considering Def Leppard with their 30th anniversary of Hysteria, but I figured they’ve been at Download more than most this century! Also maybe Poison will make an appearance?

Ray Hemsley

Ray Hemsley

How a about Deep Purple 2015 Motley Crue 2016 Black Sabbath 2017 Areosmith all with there final festival gig so how about Deep Purple on there Long Goodbye tour closed 2018 with Smoke on the Water?

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