Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are on the list for this year’s Download Festival.
They will be joined by Napalm Death, Kris Barras Band, I Pengshui and Aniilmalia. KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro have previously been announced as headlines for this year’s festival.
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will lead the Second Stage on Friday 10 June, replacing The Distillers who announced last week that all their European festival appearances as well as their June tour have been postponed. at them.
Leading band Brody Dalle shared a statement on social media that read: “The Dristillers have been forced to postpone their upcoming European festival appearances and headline tour next June with a heavy heart.”
“The band sincerely apologizes to all the fans and they are looking forward to returning to Europe to play the main shows as soon as possible, so please keep your tickets.” No reason given. with the postponement.
Last year, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes hosted the first night of the historic Pilot Downloads event, which commemorated the return of camping festivals to the UK.
The Download festival will take place from June 10-12 at Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets for the event are on sale now here.
“It’s just over 50 days until we open the camping gates, and there are many, many people counting all of those days,” Festival Festival head Melvin Benn told NME recently. “Also, almost 1,100 days have passed between the closure of Tool in 2019 and the opening of Heriot in 2022. That’s certainly too long without this festival.”
As the festival draws to a close, Download has announced new and important improvements to the site in terms of accessibility, inclusion and ecological issues, such as relocating The Village campsite closer to the Arena, bringing it closer to the Arena. Access camping area for disabled fans. , and a series of new, more environmentally friendly camping plans.
“Download community probably welcomes fans with disabilities more than any other festival, I would say,” Benn told NME. “We listened to the fans, and before the campsite was accessible far from the camping village and almost impossible during the rain, so we had to redesign the campsite in general. Now both are much more It’s closer and closer to the heart of the camping world.
“The walk from the camps to the spot is much shorter now than it was before. It used to be shopping, but it’s much better now.”
“We’ve already booked all the headlines for 2023,” Download festival manager Andy Copping told NME. “This is the first time I have booked all the initials before last year’s event. The news will be released soon after this year’s festival, I hope.
“We’re a long way off, because next year is basically our 20th year, so we wanted to do something a little special. What I can say is that it will be very exciting, very exciting. “