With Download making an announcement of a coming announcement, our minds began to wonder and get curious on who it could be that will be heading up rock’s biggest UK festival, Download 2018. So here is a list of 5 bands we would love to see announced in just over a week’s time:
1.Guns N’ Roses
They have recently been selling out Madison Square Gardens for 3 nights in a row and it’s a dream for many fans out there that Slash and Axl have finally resolved their differences and gotten the band back together.
Currently still on their ‘Not in this Lifetime’ tour, which surely was a saying many had said about the band getting back together and that Axl did say in 2012. They have only played 2 nights in the UK for this tour, so surely a big festival appearance is in order. Download love having a night or two for one of the big classic rock bands to head up with Aerosmith taking the Sunday last year and Maiden and Black Sabbath both playing in 2016, so is it the complete Guns N’ Roses turn next year?
Sweet Child O’ Mine…Had to be done…
Currently in the UK touring their latest album Hardwired to Self-Destruct it seems like it would be a sure thing for these legends of heavy metal to be claiming a headline slot next summer and there isn’t really much more I can say that you don’t know already.
It’s been over 5 years now since the band has visited Donnington, where Black Sabbath and The Prodigy headlined the days around them, so it’s about time the founding members of the big four made an appearance.
3. Royal Blood
Would be new comers to headlining Download and it’s hard to reason why they couldn’t claim a headline slot on the bill. Since their debut self titled album, Royal Blood have been one of the biggest rock bands going and that’s only been boosted with their follow up How Did We Get So Dark?
Although it still maybe a little premature for them to take to the main stage at one of the biggest rock festivals going it’s still something that could happen and would be a big draw for many hearing ‘Little Monster’ blasted in Leicestershire.
4. Foo Fighters
So with the likes of The Prodigy, Biffy Clyro, Avenged Sevenfold and Muse all previously headlining, it’s hard to believe that the Foos have never claimed a headline spot. Although they have headlined many UK festivals such as Glasto last year, it’s a crime that they have never done the same at Download.
Recently releasing Concrete and Gold it would be the perfect time to make their debut performance at Donington and finally right a wrong that has just gone on for far too long now.
5. Green Day
They headlined the French Download festival last year as well as British Summertime Festival, and you would be hard pressed to say they shouldn’t headline the big one this year.
Releasing a greatest hits album later this year would give a perfect excuse for them to take to the stage and deliver a greatest hits set that would get the whole crowd singing. I know I would love to see ‘Basket Case’ performed on the main stage.
Let us know who you would like to see announced to headline Download?