Download Festival 2013 Announces Jagermeister Acoustic Stage & Twenty Six New Acts

Those nice folks in charge of the Download Festival never rest on their laurels for long do they? With arguably the most diverse Download line-up to date so far already under their belts, they've now gone and added another set of bands and acts, and a whole extra stage!

The stage in question is nothing new to Download veterans, as it is the return of the Jagermeister Acoustic Stage, where well known Download veterans such as Skindred and Bowling For Soup have performed in recent years. The Jagermeister Acoustic Stage is also the venue where many bands have been able to get their first taste of appearing at Download, so it literally can be the place where dreams come true for some artists. 
 
The twenty six new acts for the festival are largely booked to appear on the Acoustic stage, but there are some new bands for the rest of the festival too. The two acts that immediately stand out to us here at Scribes are the addition of Norway's Kvelertak, who are one of the fiercest live bands to emerge in recent years, and the news that Devin Townsend will be gracing the Acoustic Stage for a stripped down performance (acoustic Lucky Animals anyone?), two things that we would recommend Download goers not to miss. The rest of the bands added can be seen below in full, please note some bands are doing double duty across the weekend by performing twice (acoustically and full band).
 
Non-acoustic Download 2013 Line-up Additions:
 
Kvelertak
Thunder
The Howling
Black Moth
Blood Command
Zico Chain
The Wild Lies
Page 44
Wounds
 
Acoustic Stage Line-Up:
 
Devin Townsend
Heaven's Basement
Red, White & Blues
Buffalo Summer
We Are The Ocean
Acoustic TV (Terrorvision)
Hear Kitty Kitty
Toseland
Rob Lynch
Straight Lines
Fahran
The Killing Floor
The Afterparty
Pig Iron
Night x Night
Crash Mansion
The Graveltones
Arthemis
Avosetta
Walking Papers
Crowns
Skin
 
The new additions join the masses of already announced bands topped off by Iron Maiden, Slipknot and Rammstein for the eleventh annual Download Festival, located as always at Donington Park in the Midlands. Tickets are still available from the festival website as well as Ticketmaster, Gigantic and all the other usual ticketing websites. 

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Nik works in music PR, he wanted to be famous but genetics determined a managerial route instead. He put his energy into working out how to design stuff, build web stuff and string a decent series of words together. He is a big fan of original and unique sounding bands, loving a good melody and anthem - although he has been known to listen to 90s glam rock in private.