With only around four weeks left to go until show time its about time we brought our readers the latest news from Download Festival HQ. Andy Copping and his team have pulled yet more rabits out of the hat with another huge line up announcement. This time around a very impressive 27 bands have joined the line up of the UK's biggest rock and metal festival.
Heading up this particular crop of bands are UK post-hardcore veterans Funeral For A Friend, who return to the Donington main stage nine years after they sub headlined for Guns N'Roses. They are joined by fellow veterans 36 Crazyfists, who come armed with their new album Time and Trauma and will take a main stage slot alongside FFAF.
The last few headline spots have also been filled. Pop punk favourites Yellowcard will finally make their Download debuts as they headline the Pepsi Max Tent on the Sunday night, while the Red Bull stage will be headlined by thrash veterans Suicidal Tendencies. For the extreme metal fans amongst the Download goers, the addition of British metal icons Carcass has been another hugely popular choice. Groove metal legends Corrosion Of Confirmity will also be there following their recent successful UK tour with Hang The Bastard which means a return to Download for CoC main man Pepper Keenan.
The full list of bands added is as follows:
Download 2015 will beheadlined by Slipknot, KISS and Muse with special guests Judas Priest, Faith No More and Motley Crue plus dozens more bands across the four stages. For full details and to snap up tickets go to www.downloadfestival.co.uk. Stay tuned for further updates including a preview of Download 2015 as we get closer to the festival.