Download Festival adds Skindred, Yonaka and more to its 2022 lineup


Download Festival has announced the latest additions to its 2022 lineup, with Skindred and Yonaka among the new names.

The festival will return from June 10-12 at Donington Park in Leicestershire. KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro are expected to grab headlines.

Today (February 24), festival organizers confirmed that Skindred, Yonaka, Alestorm, Banks Arcade, Bimini, Dana Dentata, Dirty Honey, Heriot, Kid Brunswick, Orbit Culture, Red Fang, The Velveteers and Will Haven have joined programming.

This follows a previous announcement last September that A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Creeper, Shinedown, Black Veil Brides, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills and more had been added to the lineup. Prior to that, Funeral For A Friend, Megadeth, Descendents, The Pretty Reckless, Rise Against, and others were revealed as new additions.

See the latest Download Festival poster below.

Final line-up poster for Download Festival 2022. CREDIT: Press

In other news, Metallica will headline Germany’s first-ever Download Festival when it takes place in June.

The inaugural festival sees Germany join a growing list of other countries Download has branched into in recent years, with events taking place in France, Spain, Japan and Australia.

Last year, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes headlined the first night of the historic Download Pilot event, which welcomed the return of camping festivals to the UK.

The 10,000-seat event, which saw Carter and co. joined by fellow headliners Bullet for My Valentine and Enter Shikari, reported that the legendary rock festival is making a small-scale comeback for a three-day camping pilot as part of initial research into the return to safe live music amid the COVID pandemic.


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