OPETH, MESHUGGAH, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

OPETH, MESHUGGAH, DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DIR EN GREY, LAWNMOWER DETH, YOU ME AT SIX and STEADLÜR have been confirmed for this year's Download festival, set to take place June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

ANVIL
ARCHITECTS
BILLY TALENT
BLACK STONE CHERRY
BUCKCHERRY
CHRIS CORNELL
CLUTCH
DEF LEPPARD
DEVILDRIVER
DIR EN GREY
DOWN
DRAGONFORCE
DREAM THEATER
DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED
FAITH NO MORE
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
JOURNEY
KARMA TO BURN
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
KORN
LACUNA COIL
LAWNMOWER DETH
LIMP BIZKIT
MARILYN MANSON
MESHUGGAH
MÖTLEY CRÜE
OPETH
PAPA ROACH
PARKWAY DRIVE
PENDULUM
SKIN
SLIPKNOT
STEADLÜR
TESLA
THE BLACKOUT
THE PRODIGY
TRIVIUM
WHITESNAKE
YOU ME AT SIX
ZZ TOP

A two-and-a-half-minute video trailer for this summer's Download festival — featuring interview clips with members of SLIPKNOT, MÖTLEY CRÜE, KORN and DEVILDRIVER — can be viewed below.

The Download festival continues to take place at Donington Park, which has established itself as the original and "spiritual" home of all things rock since the first Monsters of Rock festival in 1980.

The benefit of Download festival at Donington Park in its seventh year is that it has enabled festival organisers to confirm some changes to the site layout, improving the festival experience of everyone attending this year. With the Download festival renowned worldwide for its excellent on site facilities and 24-hour entertainment, this year's event will more than ever reflect the recommendations from its fan base to make the festival bigger and better than ever.

"We have gone to great lengths to communicate with our core fan base and listen to what they want at Download in relation to facilities, activities and the bands," commented Live Nation COO and Festival Director John Probyn. "This year's festival is going to be better than ever with a brand new arena designed by our fans and a great line up of music." Live Nation VP of Promotions and Download festival Promoter Andy Copping added, "This year more than ever before, Download festival celebrates the history of Donington and all that is 'rock'. With acts such as SLIPKNOT, THE PRODIGY and MÖTLEY CRÜE already confirmed to play, this just shows how varied and diverse the rock genre can be and we are delighted to reflect this with our 2009 lineup."

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