German rock and metal heavyweights Rock am Ring and Rock im Park go toe-to-toe with every festival of their kind across the world, so when Download Festival announced their lineup it was expected that the 'Brothers Grimm' wouldn't be far behind.
Low and behold, they weren't. Masked metallers Slipknot, and prog-metal behemoths Tool were both announced as headliners, implying that both bands have new material ready for release, both of which are feverishly anticipated.
Further down the bill, 'zef' duo Die Antwoord, grunge pioneers Alice In Chains, and Foals are all present - the first live show in 2019 for the latter, after a year out of the limelight.
For those concerned about the intense dosage of metal (albeit very unlikely), The 1975 and Bastille look to provide the necessary pop levity.