38 New Bands Added To 2015 Download Festival Line Up

Everywhere we turn, festivals of all shapes and sizes continue to make additions to their line ups. The 2015 Download Festival is no different with Andy Copping and the team at Live Nation & Download HQ seemingly having been very busy over the last few weeks. So much so, we can reveal that a huge group of 38 new bands have been added to the line up for Download 2015. 
Among the numerous highlights of this announcement is the return to Download of cello masters Apocalyptica, along with one of the first families of metal The Cavaleras with Max and Igor returning in Cavalera Conspiracy. Both bands are making their first Download appearances since 2008. After their recent reunion shows Fightstar are making their first Download appearance in a decade by headlining the Pepsi Max Tent on the Friday night, while The Red Bull Stage will be headlined on the same night by fellow Brit alt-rocks "A" (of "Nothing" and "Starbucks" fame). 
Other highlights include dubstep rockers Modestep, modern thrash metal favourites Sylosis, southern rock album chart botherers Blackberry Smoke, Finnish melodeth masters Insomnium and blues rock prodigy Aaron Keylock. The full list of acts added can be found below:
  • Fightstar
  • Apocalyptica
  • A
  • Cavalera Conspiracy
  • Modestep
  • Sylosis
  • Insomnium
  • The Sword
  • The Pink Slips
  • Aaron Keylock
  • Blackberry Smoke
  • Heart Of A Coward
  • In Hearts Wake
  • AllUsOnDrugs
  • Butcher Babies
  • Beartooth
  • The One Hundred
  • Pop Evil
  • Code Orange
  • Emp!re
  • American Fangs
  • The Dead Daisies
  • Iconic Eye
  • Crobot
  • Counterparts
  • Hey! Hello!
  • Roam
  • Hyena
  • Sirens In The Delta
  • Ghost Town
  • Decade
  • Purson
  • Trash Boat
  • God Damn
  • New Year's Day
  • Dolomite Minor
  • Love Zombies
  • Rival State 

All of the above 38 bands join the already substantial Download Festival 2015 line up with bands such as A Day To Remember, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash & Myles Kennedy, Lamb of God, Black Veil Brides, Enter Shikari, Marilyn Manson, Black Stone Cherry, Judas Priest, Faith No More, Motley Crue and headliners Slipknot, Muse and KISS. Tickets, travel and camping information and more can be obtained from the official festival website - www.downloadfestival.co.uk.

There will be plenty more announcements between now and when the gates open on June the 10th so keep checking Scribes Of Metal for the latest on the UK' premiere rock and metal festival - Download 2015.


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