Download Festival Bands To Watch

With just over a week to go until Download begins, 2018 is hotting up to be a great year of music. There are so many Download Festival Bands to get excited about that we don’t know where to start! The great part is there are still plenty of tickets available so it is not too late to book yourself some cheeky Download festival day tickets

Every year Download manages to surprise us with an awesome lineup. They just get better and better and the Download festival 2018 lineup is no exception. Starting with a Blue Banana favourite, Avenged Sevenfold who are headlining on Friday 8th June. You are sure to be enjoying a little piece of heaven when you listen to these guys live! Make sure you are wearing the right merch to show your support with our range of Avenged Sevenfold tees. These awesome designs are sure to make the perfect festival outfits. 


If that wasn’t enough you can also catch Bullet For My Valentine on Friday, so if you are only going for one day make sure your tickets are Friday Download 2018 day tickets. Hearts burst into fire when these guys play so get ready to enjoy listening to BFMV shred! We are hoping they will give a live performance of their latest song ‘Piece Of Me’. 

It can be tough to choose which band merch to wear when there are several of your favourite bands playing but Blue Banana have got the perfect solution. Get yourself a Bullet For My Valentine hoodie then reveal your A7X T shirt underneath when the time comes.

Download Festival Lineup

On Saturday it isn’t just the main stage that we will be watching. With the likes of Asking Alexandria and Neck Deep performing we are going to have to do some serious scheduling to fit in all our favourites. Time is running out for Download festival 2018 rumours to be confirmed but we have plenty already to get excited about. 


We can’t ignore that hard rock legends Guns ‘N’ Roses will be headlining on Saturday. These are the Download 2018 tickets everyone has their eyes on and we must admit we would like to be in the audience that day too. 

We also can’t wait to hear BabyMetal. Check out their latest song here for a taster of what there is to look forward to. If you have never listened to Baby Metal before then you are in for a treat when you hear them live. The atmosphere is sure to be awesome and will be the talk of Download festival 2018

The 2018 Download festival may be one of your last opportunities to see Ozzy Osbourne live if the rumours are true so we are fully expecting the Sunday lineup to be one to remember. With Ozzy headlining and the rest of the lineup shaping up to be a treat we have never been more excited for a full Download festival band list. Here are a few of the bands we think are worth a watch on Sunday.

  • Ozzy Osbourne – We have all read about Ozzy Osborne’s final solo tour before he hangs up the microphone so this is the perfect opportunity to listen to Ozzy while he is performing in the UK.

  • Black Veil Brides – We know Blue Banana and Black Veil Brides is a match made in heaven which is why we love to bring the very best in BVB merch. We may stock that one T Shirt you don’t have in your collection.

  • Cradle Of Filth – Take a chance on this awesome metal band. They have evolved to have a progressive blend of metal genres. Check out Heartbreak and Seance here

Download Festival 2018

We probably say this every year but after hearing the Download 2018 lineup we think this may be the best year yet. We are looking forward to broadening our listening with a variety of metal genres and some awesome classic rock. 

If you want to know more about Download festival why not head to our festival guides where we have laid out all the details you will need to make your festival trip a success. We are keeping tuned for Download festival news so you can also find a live feed of their social media on the guide page too. 

Why not head to Blue Banana Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to let us know which Download Festival Bands you would love to watch. Remember you can also head to our festival shop for all your camping and fashion items.


Written By Amy McEvoy