Five New Bands Added To Download Festival 2016 (Plus Babymetal Also Join The Party)

We thought there might be one or two more announcements from the Download Festival team before the time came to hit the road to Donington and low and behold - we have some more bands to look forward to.
One thing Scribes did not report on when it was recently announced - so we thought we'd catch our readers up with, is the addition of the Japanese worldwide J-pop phenomenon Babymetal to the Download line up. They appeared briefly last year alongside Dragonforce but are now taking to Download's main stage for the very first time when they appear on the Friday of the festival.
Alongside Babymetal, five new bands were announced earlier today. Originally coming to fame some fifteen years ago at the height of nu-metal, InMe will make their first appearance at Download for ten years in 2016. Much loved for albums such as Overgrown Eden and White Butterfly, the chance to see InMe high up the bill in the rather intimate 4th stage tent will be something many will be hugely looking forward to. 
Want something heavier? How about Hampshire doom metal merchants Witchsorrow. With most recent album No Light Only Fire winning rave reviews from fans and the press alike, Witchsorrow look set to bring one of the heaviest sets of the entire weekend to Download when they take to the 4th stage on Sunday. 
Three more bands round out this announcement; Old friends of ours here at Scribes, Wales alt-rockers The Dirty Youth will be returning to Download for the fourth time alongside two first timers - Finnish rockers Santa Cruz and homegrown retro garage rockers The Franklys
With around 100 bands appearing over the weekend, plus Wrestling's finest in the shape of NXT, not to mention the comedy and numerous alternative entertainment performances in the village over the weekend, Download Festival 2016 is THE place to be for rock and metal in the UK this Summer. Get your tickets at
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Lover of most things with a foundation of rock or metal. Totally bypassed the grunge movement and was introduced to metal by Metallica and the nu-metal revolution of the early 21st century. Extremely keen photographer (music and otherwise).