Download Festival, the world’s reigning champion of rock and metal events, has announced that WWE will bring their electrifying NXT LIVE! tour to the 100,000+ music fans at Donington Park, giving Download goers an unprecedented and complete WWE NXT experience in the main arena for the very first time.
Alongside headliners Iron Maiden, Rammstein and Black Sabbath, fans will be able to make their way to the purpose built ring to catch WWE NXT superstars: Finn Balor, Bayley, Baron Corbin, Asuka, Shinsuke Nakamura and American Alpha tag team Jason Jordan, Chad Gable* and more, bringing their awesome displays of athleticism and strength to the festival.
Deputy Festival promoter Dave Bradley said: “Download Festival are beyond stoked to be showcasing WWE NXT at this year’s festival – rock and wrestling is the ultimate marriage, and we can’t wait to bring this festival exclusive to the Download fans. The greatest future WWE talent and the most infamous rock stars, together in one arena, for one weekend only. Bring it on!”
WWE has been synonymous with rock culture for decades and WWE have a long history of engaging with the rock community, previously collaborating with the likes of; Motorhead, Killswitch Engage, Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, Living Colour, Rob Zombie, POD and many more huge bands.
Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock and metal to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage.
*Talent is subject to change.
Tickets for Download Festival are on sale now.
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2016 FULL LINE UP
Friday 10 June
The Amity Affliction
Alien Ant Farm
Hill Valley High
All Time Low
Saturday 11 June
Escape the Fate
Sunday 12 June
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
One Ok Rock
The King Is Blind
The Temperance Movement
Buck & Evans
Devil You Know
The Raven age