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More acts announced for Download Festival, including Enter Shikari, Tom Morello, Busted and Wheatus





The legendary Download Festival has announced a further wave of 22 artists for this year’s rock and metal get-together, with something for everyone.

New additions include Tom Morello, Enter Shikari, Black Stone Cherry, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Struts, Of Mice & Men, Busted, Wheatus, Electric Callboy and more.

This year’s festival will take place on June 14-16 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, dubbed the spiritual home of rock. Tickets are available now at www.downloadfestival.co.uk

Enter Shikari are back at Download
Enter Shikari are back at Download

Firmly established as one of the greatest live artists in the scene, Enter Shikari will grace the Apex Stage. The band has carved a niche with their adrenaline-fuelled sets and socially conscious lyricism and saw huge success with their seventh album A Kiss For The Whole World, which earnt them their first ever UK Number One.

Tom Morello, one of the world’s most iconic guitarists, will grace the Download stage for the first time as a solo performer. As a founding member of the groundbreaking bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, Tom Morello has consistently pushed the boundaries of rock and metal.

Electric Callboy will bring their unique electro-metalcore sound to the Opus Stage this year, after impressing a huge crowd at the Avalanche Stage at last year’s festival. Hailing from Germany, this dynamic quintet is known for pushing musical boundaries and creating an electrifying party atmosphere with their genre-defying music.

Busted make their Download debut
Busted make their Download debut

Multi-platinum British pop-rock trio Busted will take to the Avalanche Stage for their Download Festival debut, bringing the highest quality of guilty pleasure nostalgia. Known for their infectious and relentless energy and chart-topping hits, the band have made a phenomenal return in recent years with their high-octane live shows filled with iconic hits. Wheatus, the American rock band that brought us the iconic song ‘Teenage Dirtbag’, is also set to take the same stage by storm with their infectious blend of punk-pop anthems.

Busted shared their excitement on being added to the Download 2024 bill: “We are honoured and privileged to be at Download Festival this year. To be on a bill with so many acts that have inspired us and continue to make us want to be a better band is a real moment in our career. We have had the most amazing 12 months of being Busted, and now we have this to add to the list. We are gonna go all out…get ready to jump up and down and lose your minds with us. Busted at Download! Wicked. Let’s ‘ave it!”

Among the other stellar additions are the mighty Black Stone Cherry, local Derby rock ‘n’ rollers The Struts, fiery punk rock rebels Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, metalcore maestros Of Mice & Men, eclectic experimental rock band Mr Bungle, indie rock heroes The Hunna, post-hardcore icons Escape The Fate, electronic sensation AViVA, noise-rock pioneers HEALTH, dynamic indie pop-rock act Cemetery Sun, death metal wrecking ball Asinhell, progressive violin-infused metal band Ne Obliviscaris, energetic punk band Zebrahead, Manchester hardcore quartet Guilt Trip, metallic hardcore troupe Ithaca, industrial heavyweights Code Orange and the infectious Royal Republic.

Supported by canned water company Liquid Death, Download has already announced that Queens Of The Stone Age, Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold will headline the festival.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are at Download 2024
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are at Download 2024

The line-up continues with Limp Bizkit, Royal Blood, The Offspring, Sum 41, Corey Taylor, Machine Head, Pantera, BABYMETAL, Fear Factory, While She Sleeps, Billy Talent, Bowling For Soup, The Used, Hoobastank (playing ‘The Reason’ in full), Atreyu, Counterparts, Bad Omens, Dying Fetus, The Black Dahlia Murder, Those Damn Crows, Holding Absence, Silverstein, Charlotte Sands, Thy Art Is Murder, Fit For A King and many more.

Wheatus have been confirmed for Download
Wheatus have been confirmed for Download
Download Festival 2024 line-up
Download Festival 2024 line-up


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