Orlando, Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM have been confirmed to play — alongside THE PRODIGY and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE — at this year's Download Festival, set to take place June 9-11 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. More acts will be announced each week leading up to the event.TRIVIUM are infamously connected with the festival after they were moved to the main stage last year following their stellar performance on the Roadrage Tour. As a result, the performance received a host of accolades, including Kerrang!'s 10th best gig of all time. TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy relishes thoughts of last year's event: "It was a rainy, dreary, grey, chilly morning in jolly old England last June at Donington Park when I remember trying to run in place to shake off some nerves and warm up before our bumped-up-from-third-stage-to-main-stage Download show. The doors weren't open yet, and goddamn was that the biggest empty field I ever saw in my life. I was nervous. But when those doors opened, TRIVIUM was witness to a new beginning 40,000 screaming, moshing fans filled into a sea of bodies. "Download 2005 was the turning point of our career, and after that show, people knew who we are and what we are planning to do... take over this world. "To be part of this incredible festival again this year is an honor. Last year it made TRIVIUM a much bigger band and I can only imagine what the hell this year holds for us. One thing is certain, it draws us closer to our ultimate goal."
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appears next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).