BLOODSIMPLE, TURISAS, DRIVE BY ARGUMENT, I WAS A CUB SCOUT and ANJ have been confirmed for the Download festival, set to take place June 8-10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
30 SECONDS TO MARS
BOWLING FOR SOUP
BRING ME THE HORIZON
DRIVE BY ARGUMENT
I WAS A CUB SCOUT
IRON MAIDEN (June 10 headliner)
JOB FOR A COWBOY
LAMB OF GOD
LINKIN PARK (June 9 headliner)
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE (June 8 headliner)
The Download festival is a three-day rock/metal/punk festival held annually at the spiritual home of rock music in England — Donington Park, which hosted the Monsters of Rock festivals between 1980 and 1996, and 2002's Ozzfest. It takes place in early summer, and is owned and managed by Live Nation.
Download festival 2006 — which featured headliners TOOL, METALLICA and GUNS N' ROSES — was said to be a huge success, with 75,000 visitors each day.
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