added: 6 Nov 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Plus 30 Seconds to Mars, Gaslight Anthem, Motorhead, HIM, Alice In Chains and A Day To Remember.
Download Festival is well and truly turning the heat up as a further seven bands are announced for one incredible weekend, joining headliners Iron Maiden, Rammstein and Slipknot in Donington Park on 14-16 June 2013. Tickets on sale now at www.downloadfestival.co.uk.
Organisers are pleased to announce that Queens of the Stone Age are confirmed to make their Download Festival debut, marking the band's first UK date to be announced for 2013. 30 Seconds to Mars are back for the third time to treat audiences to hits such as 'Kings and Queens', 'This Is War', 'Closer To The Edge' and 'The Kill (Bury Me)', and Gaslight Anthem, who played in 2011 and recently sold out Brixton Academy establishing themselves as one of the foremost contemporary rock bands, are also confirmed.
Returning to thrash out for the fourth time at Download Festival are Motorhead. In 2010 Lemmy and the gang were joined on stage by Slash creating a mosh of thousands to punk-fused metal classics 'Stay Clean', 'Killed By Death', 'Overkill' and 'Ace of Spades'.
Finnish rockers HIM are also confirmed playing hits spanning their 20 year career. The band have just released celebratory compilation Two Decades of Love Metal which includes all of their greatest hits and brand new track 'Strange World'. Seattle alt-rockers Alice in Chains will be performing for the second time in Donington Park, while US rockers A Day To Remember will make their third appearance.
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