added: 27 Sep 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
SLIPKNOT are today announced as the third headliner at Download Festival on Friday 14 June 2013, marking the band's second headline appearance following an explosive set in 2009.
They join fellow headliners Iron Maiden on Saturday 15 June and Rammstein on Sunday 16 June. Weekend tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am and are available at www.downloadfestival.co.uk.
Slipknot are a cultural force to whom rock fans need no introduction. A band from Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A, Slipknot have evolved into something not unlike the alchemists, spiritualists and magicians of yore - the men in Slipknot tap into something primal, instinctual and combustible with each performance, and every album.
The band has notched 11 Platinum albums and 38 Gold albums around the world, but these mainstream mile-markers aside, the engine of Slipknot is the power they derive from their live performance, the fertile ground of their fans and their shared, collective subculture. Slipknot is devoid of compromise. They offer no quarter. Take it or leave it.
Weekend tickets with camping go on sale 9am Friday 28 September from www.downloadfestival.co.uk. Download 2013 takes place at Donington Park from 14-16 June.
Download celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with a sell out event headlined by The Prodigy, Metallica and Black Sabbath.