Download Festival adds 22 new bands!

UK Download Festival 2024 news

Download Festival, the greatest rock and metal festival of all time, has today announced a further wave of 22 artists for this year’s festival, further bolstering a stellar 2024 line-up and truly delivering something for everyone. The 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 14th – 16th June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire.


Firmly established as one of the greatest live artists in the scene, ENTER SHIKARI will grace the Apex Stage for a powerful performance. 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 album.

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 and will be sure to blow away audiences this year with an unforgettable set. ELECTRIC CALLBOY will bring their unique electro-metalcore sound to the Opus Stage this year, in a well-deserved upgrade on the bill 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.

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.

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.

In addition to the thrilling band announcements, Download Festival is excited to unveil the eagerly anticipated day and stage splits giving fans an early chance to start planning an unforgettable weekend.

UK Download Festival 2024 day split poster

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