Download Festival announces headliners for 2024!

Download Festival has announced the first wave of bands and artists to perform at the 2024 dates including all three headliners!

It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for… how will Download Festival top this year’s Download20?
Well we have our first taste as the organisers have revealed not one but all three headliners as well as dozens of acts who will entertain fans across the weekend.

First up though is the all-important headliners and this year alongside Avenged Sevenfold returning to the Download main stage, we have two acts who will be headlining for the first time in Queens Of The Stone Age and Fall Out Boy!

Also announced are (in alphabetical order): 311, Alien Weaponry, Alpha Wolf, All Them Witches, ALT BLK ERA, Atreyu, Babymetal, Bad Omens, Billy Talent, Biohazard, Bleed From Within, Bowling For Soup, Brand Of Sacrifice, Calva Louise, Celestial Sanctuary, Charlotte Sands, Corey Taylor, Counterparts, Crystal Lake, DEATHBYROMY, Defects, Delilah Bon, Dream State, Dying Fetus, Dying Wish, Elvana, ERRA, Fear Factory, Fit For A King, FROZEMODE, Gel, Halocene, Hanabie, Harper Heilung, Heriot, Holding Absence, Hoobastank, Hotwax, Iminence, Karnivool, Kelsey Karter & The Heroines, Knife Bride, Lord Of The Lost, Machine Head, Make Them Suffer, Missio, Noahfinnce, Oxymorrons, Pantera, Pest Control, Polyphia, Pinkshift, RØRY, Royal Blood, Royal & The Serpent, Scene Queen, Scowl, Shadow Of Intent, Silverstein, Slaughter To Prevail, Speed, Storm, Sum 41, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Blue Stones, The Callous Daoboys, The Offspring, The Used, Those Damn Crows, Thy Art Is Murder, Tigercub, Underside, Until I Wake, Urne, Vukovi, Wargasm, While She Sleeps and Zulu.

It will be a final UK festival for Sum 41 and a first U.K. appearance in 20 years for Pantera!

Also recently announced is that Liquid Death is now an official partner for Download Festival!

Download Festival’s Andy Copping says: “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.”

Download Festival takes place at Donington Park between June 14-16. For more information and tickets, visit


Elizabeth Birt

November 9, 2023

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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