19 new bands announced for Download 2015

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19 more bands have been confirmed for Download 2015, including Black Veil Brides and Lamb Of God.

Clutch, Billy Idol and Rise Against will also be joining the likes of Slipknot, Muse and Kiss that have already been confirmed for the festival.

Other additions to the bill include Eagles Of Death Metal, Dragonforce, Hollywood Undead, Body Count, Every Time I Die, Parkway Drive, Backyard Babies, H.E.A.T., Motionless In White, Crown The Empire, Northlane, Madball and Mallory Knox.

Says Idol of the news: “It was a fantastic experience playing at Download 2010 in the teeming rain, with the audience completely unfazed. If that was fun, this year should be dynamite.”

Black Veil Brides frtonman Andy Biersack said in statement via Facebook: “We are absolutely honoured to once again have the opportunity to play on rock’s biggest stage at the Download Festival 2015! We’ve always had a blast and we are looking to make our third time the best one yet! Seeya Saturday!”

Check out the latest lineup below:

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Kiss, Motley Crue and Slash confirmed for Download 2015

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So the rumours are true! Legendary US rockers Kiss are the final headline act confirmed to close out 2015’s Download Festival.

Playing on Sunday the 14th of June, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley’s crew will immediately follow the equally notorious Motley Crue who are set to end live touring for good at the end of next year. Also confirmed for the bill are guitar legend Slash, and UK stalwarts Enter Shikari.

Says Paul Stanley of the news: “Download has become a tradition of stature that separates the pretenders from the contenders and the champs from the chimps. It will be an honour to take our turf and leave no doubt why we wear the crown.”

Simmons added: “To all our fans – our intention is to get on that stage, blow the heavens to smithereens and take no prisoners.”

Said Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx: “Download is a very special event for me. It’s been a major destination since I started and I’m always excited to be a part of it.”

Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari says: “The thing I love more than anything is playing outside at night. We thank Download for the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the great outdoors and engulf and deluge festival-goers with our noise. It is an honour to be closing the night – and because of this we will bring illuminations with us. Do attend.”

Tickets for Download 2015 go on sale tomorrow, Thursday 20th of November, via www.downloadfestival.co.uk

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Muse, Faith No More, Marilyn Manson confirmed for Download 2015

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Muse have been confirmed as Saturday night main stage headliners for Download 2015.

They’ll be following Faith No More on Saturday the 13th of June. Marilyn Manson has also been confirmed to headline the second stage on the Saturday.

Muse’s set will be their first appearance at Download. The band commented in a statement: “We’re really looking forward to Download. We’ve never played the festival before so it’s going to be really special.”

Faith No More’s appearance will be their first since 2009 and coincides with their imminent new album, due for release in April. Say Faith No More of the news: “Hard to believe it’s been five years already, but what’s harder to deny is that a lot has changed. The last time we played Download the focus was on bringing back the past – now it’s all about the present and the future. Where it should be.”

Marilyn Manson commented of his second stage headline slot: “It’s been a few years since I’ve been at Download. The Pale Emperor will rise and I was born to cause chaos.”

Tickets for the festival go on sale this Thursday 20th November at 9am via www.downloadfestival.co.uk

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Slipknot to headline Download 2015

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Slipknot are the first headline act announced for next year’s Download festival.

The US metal titans will play the main stage in the headline slot on Friday the 12th of June. They’ll follow legendary British band Judas Priest, whilst Black Stone Cherry will be closing first night on the second stage.

Says the ‘Knot frontman Corey Taylor: “Being invited back to Download always feels like coming home. Headlining for the third time feels like the culmination of a life’s dream – it’s an honour and we’re all looking forward to it.”

Judas Priest first played at Donington in its guise as Monsters Of Rock in 1980. Their first appearance at Download was in 2008. Said the band in a statement: “We’re thrilled to be performing at Download 2015 as the band continues its 40th anniversary Redeemer of Souls World Tour, bringing us home to hear the roar of our Priest family.”

Tickets for Download 2015 go on sale this Thursday 20th of November at 9am and are available via www.downloadfestival.co.uk

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