Ozzy Osbourne is the first headline act announced for 2018 Download Festival. He heads the bill for the first time as a solo artist.

Black Sabbath at BST in Hyde Park, London, on 4 July 2014 (Imelda Michalczyk)

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event, has announced musical icon Ozzy Osbourne as the first of its three heavyweight headliners. The three-day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets available now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

No stranger to the hallowed grounds of Donington, The Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne will headline the Sunday night. Having previously graced the main stage in previous years fronting Black Sabbath, this will be his first ever Download headline solo appearance. The Download Festival set comes as part of Ozzy Osbourne’s final  world tour announcement this morning.

Download Festival’s promoter, Andy Copping told us: “We’re unbelievably excited to have Ozzy as one of the headliners next year. Already hailing from the midlands, Ozzy Osbourne is no stranger to Download, and after Black Sabbath closed the festival in 2016, how could I not ask The Prince of Darkness to come back all on his own? The Download family are without a shadow of a doubt, in for a treat.”

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 hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage and in 2018, fans can see the Miracle Man, Ozzy Osbourne.

For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk

 TICKET INFORMATION

 Tickets for Download Festival are available now from downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets A loyalty discount is available for a limited time. downloadfestival.co.uk/news-features/register-interest-2018-loyalty

Photography by: Imelda Michalczyk

 

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