by Cai Trefor Contributor | Photos by Press

Tags: Download Festival, Aerosmith 

Download Festival add 47 top bands to line-up

See who has the honour of joining Aerosmith and System of a Down this summer

 

Download Festival add 47 top bands to line-up Photo: Press

Download Festival has announced a large chunk of its bill with some new and established names from the world of rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal.

The likes of Norway's Kvelertak, British up-and-comers Idles, Aussie favourites Northlane, and the insatiable Dilinger Escape Plan bring clout to an already beefy line-up.

The last announcement saw Airbourne, Clutch, Mastadon, Good Charlotte, Coheed and Cambria, Sum 41 and many more confirmed.

Before that we had the headliners: Aerosmith, System of a Down, Biffy Clyro as well as Prophets of Rage, Wakrat and industrial metallers Ministry and many other big names that have us dancing at our desks just thinking about going to see live.

Aerosmith are certainly the main draw as this show is billed as part of their farewell tour. However we are hoping it's not the last jaunt and just a false alarm. The band, who still have all their original members, first played the festival in 1990 then again in 1994, 2010 and 2014.

Their live shows are among the best in the world. They're recognised not only as a formative band in the world of classic rock, but also in grunge as Kurt Cobain cited them as one of his key influences in his journal. He was particularly drawn to the incredible 1976 album, Rocks. It's an album that stands out in their discography alongside 1989's Pump as the best. We simply can't wait to see them live this summer.

See the 47 new addition now:

A DAY TO REMEMBER
AARON BUCHANAN & THE CULT CLASSICS
ALESTORM
ANATHEMA
AS IT IS
BARONESS
BLOOD YOUTH
BRUTAI
CASEY
CREEPER
DEAD!
DEAD LABEL
DEVILSKIN
DINOSAUR PILE-UP
FIZZY BLOOD
GROVE STREET FAMILIES
HACKTIVIST
HOLDING ABSENCE
I THE MIGHTY
IDLES
IN FLAMES
JUNIOR
KVELERTAK
LIKE A STORM
MOOSE BLOOD
MOSES
NORMANDIE
NORTHLANE
RED SUN RISING
SABATON
SHE MUST BURN
STATE CHAMPS
STEEL PANTHER
STONE BROKEN
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
THE CADILLAC THREE
THE CHARM THE FURY
THE CONTORTIONIST
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
THE KING BLUES
THE LA FONTAINES
THE LOUNGE KITTENS
TOUCHÉ AMORÉ
TRASH BOAT
VENOM PRISON
WEDNESDAY 13
 


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