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Skindred, Will Haven, Dana Dentata among latest Download festivals adds

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Skindred, Will Haven, Yonaka and Dana Dentata are among the latest additions to the Download 2022 line-up.

In total, 14 artists have been newly announced for this summer's event, which will be the first full staging of the festival since 2019. Red Fang, Heriot, Dirty Honey, Kid Brunswick and Bimini also feature among the new adds to the bill, which is set to be headlined by Kiss, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro.

“Playing the Download pilot after being locked down for a year and a half was an amazing experience," says Skindred frontman Benji Webbe, "so being invited back to our favourite festival and spiritual home to play alongside the likes of KISS and Maiden is a dream come true. Plus we have some amazing rockin’ new tunes which we cannot wait for you all to hear.”

Yonaka vocalist Theresa Jarvis says, "Aghhhh Download! Some of us have been going since we were 14 so it’s an absolute pleasure to be performing there again. The energy is always amazing and such an exciting lineup of music."

The new-look festival poster can be viewed below.

Download 2022 poster (Feb)

(Image credit: Download Festival)

This year's Download festival will take place over the weekend of June 10-12. More than 100 acts have been confirmed for the event.

Paul Brannigan
Paul Brannigan

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.