A host of new acts have been confirmed for this year’s Download festival.
The total number of new confirmed bands is 23, with new additions including Andrew WK, L7, In Flames, We Are Harlot and Testament.
They’ll be joining the likes of headliners Slipknot, Muse and Kiss plus Judas Priest, Faith No More, Mötley Crüe, Ace Frehley, Tremonti, Black Star Riders, Thunder and King 810.
Says Andrew WK of his first appearance at Download: “I’m totally chuffed about playing and partying at my first ever Download. I’ve no doubt that it will be partier than even the partiest party I’ve ever been to.”
Says ex-Kiss man Ace Frehley of performing during the same weekend as his former bandmates: “I’m really looking forward to rockin’ out in the UK at Download. It’s been seven years since my last appearance and my new band kicks ass.”
L7 will play their first live show in 15 years following news earlier this week that they have reformed with the help of their fans.
The latest list of acts confirmed for Download is: Andrew WK, In Flames, Testament, We Are Harlot, L7, Hellyeah, All That Remains, Fearless Vampire Killers, Ace Frehley, Tremonti, Black Star Riders, Thunder, The Ghost Inside, King 810, Defeater, Chelsea Grin, Evil Scarecrow, Bombus, Gnarwolves, Hands Like Houses, Stray From The Path, Creeper and Blood Youth.