Def Leppard, Tool and Slipknot to headline Download festival 2019

Metal band Slipknot and prog-rock group Tool will also headline next year’s event in Leicestershire

The UK’s largest rock and heavy metal festival has announced a trio of headliners for its 15th edition. They include Def Leppard, who will be performing their bestselling fourth album, Hysteria, in full, as well as cult prog-rockers Tool, and the masked metal group Slipknot.

Download festival takes place at Donington Park, Leicestershire, on 14-16 June. Tool’s appearance at the weekender marks their first Download gig since headlining the festival in 2006. In September, vocalist Maynard James Keenan hinted that the band are working on their first album in more than a decade, likely to be released next year.

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