AEROSMITH (With STEVEN TYLER!), RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD

AEROSMITH and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE have been confirmed for this year's Download festival, set to take place June 11-13, 2010 at Donington Park, United Kingdom.

According to Classic Rock magazine, the Download organizers have booked AEROSMITH for this year's event on the condition that Steven Tyler, and only Tyler, appears as the Boston band's frontman.

"In the early days of AEROSMITH, we were infected with the vibe coming out of the U.K. with THE YARDBIRDS, BLUES BREAKERS, PRETTY THINGS and THE [ROLLING] STONES and we wanted what they had bad," said Steven Tyler in a statement. "So baby, we're coming home. Rock and roll can be pure sex and we can't wait to Download…"

The following acts are slated to appear at this year's event:

AC/DC
AEROSMITH
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
THEM CROOKED VULTURES
DEFTONES
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
MEGADETH
MOTÖRHEAD
WOLFMOTHER
VOLBEAT

More acts will be announced soon.

Andy Copping, Download festival promoter, commented: "Download 2010 will be one for the history books. It will see the return of the world's greatest rock band to the most legendary and spiritual home of rock. We have been pushing for this moment for many years, but for this to become reality is the best 30th anniversary of the site we could have dreamed of, it's also going to be a fantastic tribute to Maurice Jones who started this all off back in 1980."

John Probyn, COO Live Nation, added, "The Donington site and its continuing flexibility should take some of the credit for the longevity and success of both Monsters of Rock and Download festival. We are thrilled that our 30-year association with the site will be marked not only with a superb line-up, but also by the expansion of Download 2010 to accommodate more festival-goers than ever."

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