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

Main Stage

My Chemical Romance

Velvet Revolver

Wolfmother

DragonForce

Megadeth

Hinder

Buckcherry

2nd Stage

Korn

Enter Shikari

From Autumn To Ashes

Turbonegro

ANJ

3rd Stage

Hayseed Dixie

I Was A Cub Scout

Job For A Cowboy

This Et Al

Saturday 9 June

Main Stage

Linkin Park

Marilyn Manson

Slayer

Machine Head

Bowling For Soup

30 Seconds To Mars

Aiden

Shadows Fall

HELLYEAH

Turisas

2nd Stage

Mötley Crüe

Biffy Clyro

Gallows

Bring Me The Horizon

Bloodsimple

3rd Stage

Necro

Lez Zeppelin

Beyond All Reason

Sunday 10 June

Main Stage

Iron Maiden

Evanescence

Killswitch Engage

Stone Sour

Lamb Of God

Mastodon

Papa Roach

Chimaira

Reuben

2nd Stage

Billy Talent

Dream Theater

Dimmu Borgir

Within Temptation

Devil Driver

Unearth

3rd Stage

Reel Big Fish

Between The Trees

Kids In Glass Houses

Hardcore Superstar

Drive By Argument

More info available from the festival website here