18 other acts announced for the rock event include Biffy Clyro
Yet more rock artists have been confirmed for this year’s Download festival.
The three day rock festival that takes place at Donington Park from June 8-10, will see Grammy nominated prog metal group Mastodon and Scottish alt.rock group Biffy Clyro added to the now mammoth line-up headlined by My Chemical Romance, Korn, Marilyn Manson and Iron Maiden.
Mastodon’s Brann Dailor says why he’s looking forward to playing: “Download is one of those festivals, It rules. We’re friends with Maiden, Lamb Of God, Machine Head, Killswitch Engage and My Chemical Romance. That’s one of the best parts of playing these type of shows… and the shows are massive and really nerve-wracking. They are so much fun though.”
Biffy Clyro are now on their third trip to Donington and band member Simon Neil says: “It’s great to be part of such an exciting event, in such legendary surroundings. Our second and fifth fingers will be aloft all weekend, and Satan himself will be on speed-dial”
The other 16 acts announced today include Papa Roach, Haysed Dixie, nHinder, Reuben and Uncut’s favourite all-girl Zeppelin tribute band Lez Zeppelin.
Also revealed today is the exact days the 100 plus acts will play on.
The three-stage three-day event will look a bit like this:
Friday 8 June
My Chemical Romance
From Autumn To Ashes
I Was A Cub Scout
Job For A Cowboy
This Et Al
Saturday 9 June
Bowling For Soup
30 Seconds To Mars
Bring Me The Horizon
Beyond All Reason
Sunday 10 June
Lamb Of God
Reel Big Fish
Between The Trees
Kids In Glass Houses
Drive By Argument
More info available from the festival website here