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Download announce final acts for June Festival

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The Download Festival lineup is complete. After months of nervous hypothesising, salacious rumour-mongering and sweaty-palmed anticipation, the lineup for Donington is here. The nifty 120 band soiree is completed by:

BLEED FROM WITHIN
SLEEPERCURVE
NEW DEVICE
THE OUTCRY COLLECTIVE
TRIPSWITCH
THE INSTIGATORS
IN CASE OF FIRE
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
SYMPHONY CULT
THE CRAVE
BILLY BOY ON POISON
THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND
PEOPLE IN PLANES
THE AUTEUR
13 RIOTS
FOREVER NEVER
THE COMPUTERS
SERPICO
SABBAT
SUICIDE SILENCE
FLOOD OF RED
ATTACK! ATTACK!
LOGAN
FEI COMODO
JETT BLACK
MILLION$ RELOAD
RAUCOUS JAYS

 

Some quality stuff in there, and not long now til the fest! Download runs from 12th-14th June at Donington Park.



Sonisphere Announce Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Third Stage Details

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Sonisphere have unveiled a brand new third stage for the Knebworth-based festival, boasting debut UK performances from Slipknot members, a batch of new bands, a comedy stage and even a cinema.

‘Bohemia Village’ will be open on Thursday afternoon, available to all Sonisphere ticket holders and continuing into the wee hours of the morning. The third stage will be headlined by Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, aswell as ‘Knot Clown Shawn Crahan’s side project, Dirty Little Rabbits. More bands confirmed for Bohemia include Cancer Bats, Attack! Attack!, Rolo Tomassi, The Ataris and The Chapman Family.

Sonisphere have confirmed that all acts on the third stage will not conflict musically with any bands playing on the main stages, meaning you can squeeze in Corey Taylor before watching Metallica headline. Aswell as the new acts, Sonisphere have announced that Bohemia will include a ‘fairground of the damned’, a cinema playing ‘rock-friendly films’ aswell as a Jagermeister Rock Karaoke. If that wasn’t enough, throughout the day the village will host the Monster Energy Drink Ball Of Steel Stunt Show featuring motorcycle freestyling and if extreme sports isn’t your bag a plethora of comedy acts have been added to keep you laughing your hangover off.

Bohemia will also house the previously mentioned Guitar Hero: Metallica Experience which will give all you wannabes a chance to perform on Sonisphere’s main stage and emulate Metal monsters James, Kirk, Lars and Rob (and Jason Newsted).

Speaking to the official website, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor said he is “very excited to be a part of this festival. It’ll be the first show of its kind I’ve ever done in the UK, and I think there are many fans who’ve waited long enough to see it.”

The planners are definitely attempting to make Sonisphere more than just a bunch of bands on a stage, has this ‘Moulin Rouge meets Mad Max’ type extravaganza lured you into getting a ticket?