The reunion keeps rolling on... and now Guns N’Roses have been announced as the final headliners for Download Festival 2018.

The band will headline Saturday night at the Donington Park Festival, which is due to take place next year from 8-10 June 2018. Slash and bassist Duff McKagan reunited with Axl Rose for the ‘Not In This Lifetime Tour’, which finally made its way to the UK mid-2017.


But now they’re back at next year’s Download festival alongside fellow headliners Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold. Download promoter Andy Copping said: “It’s great to have this iconic line up of Guns N’Roses headlining at Download. I am sure I am not alone when I say I’ve been wanting this to happen for years. It will be an incredible show and will be one of the highlights of the Download weekend.” The band now play 13 stadium/outdoor dates in Europe in June-July 2018, including shows in France, Italy, Germany and Belgium.

GN’R are keeping any recording plans secret, even if it appears they have the first five months of 2018 “free.” This past summer, guitarist Richard Fortus told the St Louis Post-Dispatch: “Everyone is excited about it. There’s a really magical thing now with the band. It feels like a new band,” and Fortus did confirm that the revamped lineup had already recorded “a lot of stuff.” He later added, “It feels like the best version since I joined – and it’s the most fun for me. There’s so much excitement around it.”