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Download Festival adds Kerry King, Creeper and more to 2024 line-up

A massive line-up grows even bigger.

By Nick Reilly

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Download Festival 2023 (Picture: James Bridle)

Download Festival have added eight more artists to their stacked 2024 line-up.

The event – named Festival of the Year at the first ever Rolling Stone UK Awards in collaboration with Rémy Martin last year – will return to Donington Park from June 14-16 this year.

It’s now been confirmed that Slayer’s Kerry King, Creeper, Bambie Thug and SOFT PLAY will all be playing at the Donington Park festival, joined by Mallavora, Florence Black and Lowlives.

As revealed late last year, Download 2024 will be headlined by Queens Of The Stone AgeFall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold, with other names including Slipknot vocalist Corey TaylorRoyal Blood, The Offspring and more.

Other names previously added to the line-up include Tom Morello, The Struts, Code Orange and more.

Download Festival’s Andy Copping previously said of the 2024 bill: “After our unbelievable 20th anniversary celebrations last year, we couldn’t be more excited about what DLXXI has in store. This year we have two brand new headliners in the form of Queens Of The Stone Age and Fall Out Boy, as well as the mighty Avenged Sevenfold and a whole host of huge names that make every second of Download Festival memorable. I can’t wait to join the fans there – it is our home.

“With first time headliners and our first headline partner with Liquid Death we are embracing the evolution of Download Festival. We have the best and friendliest community together and we can’t wait to celebrate the next 20 years of Download with you all.”

You can buy your tickets for Download 2024 here.

Speaking to Rolling Stone UK last year about the festival’s legacy and their award win, Copping said: “When we first started out, we were without a doubt the first festival in the world that really embraced its audience in the sense of properly creating a community. It was really important to us that the Download community really feel that we’ve got this kind of family ethos and that they did have a voice.”