News: Bill boosted at Download Festival

DOWNLOAD Festival has announced that a further 25 acts have been added to this year’s line up, including Thunder, Kvelertak, Devin Townsend and We Are The Ocean.
Headlined by Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein, Download Festival takes place June 14-16 at Donington Park.
Also added to the bill are Zico Chain, Blood Command, Black Moth, The Wild Lies, The Howling, Page 44, and Wounds.
And the acoustic Jagermeister Stage, as well as stripped down performances from acts from the other stages over the weekend, will see Hear Kitty Kitty, Toseland, Rob Lynch, Acoustic TV, Straight Lines, Fahran, The Killing Floor, The Afterparty, Pig Iron, Night x Night, Crash Mansion, The Graveltones, Arthemis and Avosetta playing, alongside acoustic performances from the likes of Devin Townsend, We Are the Ocean, Walking Papers, Buffalo Summer, Crowns, Heaven’s Basement, Skin and Red White & Blues.

News: Download add seven of the best

WHAT’S that coming over the hill? Is it a monster, is it a monster of rock?
Seven more massive names in the world of metal and rock have been signed up for next summer’s Download Festival.
Joining headliners Iron Maiden, Rammstein and Slipknot at Donington Park on June 14-16 will be Queens Of The Stone Age, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Gaslight Anthem, Motorhead, HIM, Alice In Chains and A Day To Remember.
A spokesman said: “Download Festival is well and truly turning the heat up as a further seven bands are announced for one incredible weekend.”
For more information visit http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk or call 0207 009 3484.
And to hear a playlist of the acts confirmed on Spotify, click here.

News: Slipknot unmasked as third Download headliner

SLIPKNOT will be the third headliner at Download Festival next June14.
The band’s second headline appearance following an explosive set in 2009 sees them join Iron Maiden and Rammstein at the top of the bill for the Castle Donington festival.
Slipknot’s Clown said: “We are extremely honored to have been asked once again to headline the Download Festival.
“This most definitely will be an experience not to be missed. Every time we’ve played Download we have created memories.
“Its always good to have the church of the Knot, the alter of the Knot, giving the sermon of the Knot to the congregation of the Knot, the culture of the Knot. This summer cannot come soon enough. Partake in the imagination or don’t bitch.”
Andy Copping, VP of Promotions at festival bookers Live Nation, said: “Slipknot’s last appearance at Download has gone down in the festival’s history as one of the best ever headline sets. God knows what they’ll have in store for 2013 but I’m looking forward to seeing how they’ll top the last one.”

News: Eddie’s heading! Iron Maiden to headline Download 2013

ENGLISH rock legends Iron Maiden are to headline next summer’s Castle Donington metal fest Download.
The announcement of the veteran’s place atop the bill with their Maiden England show was made tonight.
Frontman Bruce Dickinson said: “We’re absolutely over the moon to be headlining Donington again. The idea of returning exactly 25 years later with a show inspired by that same 1988 “Seventh Son” Tour, was too good an opportunity to be missed!
“And, thanks to modern technology, we’ve been able to update and improve on the original production. We will be bringing a huge new lightshow, stage set, various incarnations of Eddie, plenty of pyro and allkinds of other exciting stuff for the fans.
“And of course treating the fans to lots of their favourite songs from that period!
“We’ve had many great times at Donington and there is always a wonderful mix of bands and a really wild crowd who love their metal, all of which makes for a memorable show and fantasticparty atmosphere!”
To hear a rather short playlist of all confirmed Download acts, click here.