Former Soundgarden and Audioslave vocalist Chris Cornell is one of five new additions to this year’s Download festival in June.
Cornell returns to Donington Park for the first time since the festival’s inaugural year in 2003 – when he headlined with Audioslave, which also included members of Rage Against The Machine.
Cornell says he’ll be performing a mixture of material from his whole career. He said: “I’m very excited to be coming back to UK this summer and playing Download festival. Audioslave played a few years back and we had an awesome time. The festival has put together another great line up. Download will get our most rocking performance from latest unreleased work going back to Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave!”
Joining previously announced headliners KISS, The Offspring and Lostprophets will be Jimmy Eat World and 36 Crazy Fists who return for a third year at the festival.
Also added to the bill is Korn‘s Jonathan Davis who will be performing solo for the first time, after playing with the band a previous three times.
Davis said in a statement today that he’s looking forward to his debut solo performance after Korn’s triumphant set last year, saying: “Last year Download was absolute mayhem! The fans made it an amazing experience for Korn. I am honored to be back this year with me and the SFA giving the crowd a little something different but just as intense.”
Download takes place from June 13-15 and artists confirmed so far for are:
Jimmy Eat World
Coheed & Cambria
Children Of Bodom
Jonathan Davis (Korn)
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