BMTH will return to Download after a year away from the festival. The band are currently playing Soundwave Festivals in Australia and head to the US for a mammoth tour with A Day To Remember and play their biggest ever UK headline tour in April.
Vocalist Oli Sykes says “’It was 2009 when we last played Download, but after having a year out, we couldn’t be more excited to get back to Donnington. Download was the first festival we ever played, it was such a f**king mint gig and I remember it as a landmark of our career. This year’s lineup is looking like it could be the best yet, so we are honoured to be a part of it.”
YOUR DEMISE make it their second year running at the festival, following last year’s legendary appearance which caused total chaos. Guitarist Stu Paice says “To say we are stoked to be playing Download is an understatement. We promise to step it up again from last year’s chaos and bring it to a new level. Rob Zombie, Zombie, Disturbed and Danzig will bow down!” Check footage here of last year’s Your Demise Download festival madness : http://tinyurl.com/yddownload
HOT AND HEAVY HELLRAISERS TO HIT DONINGTON
9.30am Wednesday 2 March – Seven more acts have been added to the line up for this year’s DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, following last week’s announcement that Def Leppard are joining System Of A Down and Linkin Park to headline the 2011 festival at the ‘home of rock’, Donington Park, between 10 and 12 June.
New kids on the block VersaEmerge, tipped to be the next Paramore (whom they share a label with) will be making their Download Festival debut, hot off the heels from the Alternative Press tour in America where they share the bill with Black Veil Brides, who are also playing this year’s Download.
Gossip Girl and Hollywood actress Taylor Momsen will be bringing her rock outfit The Pretty Reckless to Download, following a Top Ten album in the UK charts (for 2010’s Light Me Up). Multi million selling US rockers Puddle Of Mudd, will return to the UK for the first time since 2002 to play Download for the very first time in their 19 year career, which has seen hit singles such as ‘Blurry’ and ‘She Hates Me’.
Roadrunner signings Times Of Grace, featuring Killswitch Engage guitarists Adam Dutkiewicz and Joel Stroetzel, and former Killswitch vocalist Jesse Leach will perform, along with West Yorkshire heavy metal outfit Evile, who are now writing their third album following North American dates with the likes of Kreator, Overkill and Voivod.
Having already played the Download Festival, plus toured with metal legends such as Slipknot, Slayer and Megadeth, Suicide Silence are to hit Download once again to showcase the new material currently being written for their third full length album, with UK hardcore punk rockers Your Demise also returning to the fray to raise hell with this year’s Download crowds.
Weekend tickets for Download (at 2010 prices) are on sale now from
Guest Area passes are once again available, allowing you unlimited access to the general guest area over the 3 days of the festival. Located only a short distance from the main stage fans can get away and relax with undercover facilities, toilet trailers, private cash bars, dining options and “random occurrences” unseen in the general arena!
RIP Packages are also available.