Slipknot, Muse and Judas Priest are among the rock behemoths at this year’s Download festival
Slipknot, Muse, Kiss, Judas Priest, Faith No More, Mötley Crue + more.
There might be more metal festivals now than ever before, but this is still the UK's premier gig for the heavy stuff. Drawing in every kind of hard-riffing band, whether it's rock behemoths or the latest thrash, screamo and emo acts, there's no finer festival for dedicated headbangers. This year’s headline acts are a pretty diverse bunch: nu-metal angstmongers Slipknot, proggy conspiracy theorists Muse and ever-entertaining, hard-riffing glam survivors Kiss.