Modestep, Katatonia, Hang The Bastard Among Fourty Nine New Bands For Download Festival 2013

Who wants a UK rock & metal festival update? Yes, we do as well, so here we are; We all know that the Download Festival lineup for 2013 was quite impressive already, with bands such as Queens Of The Stone Age, Mastodon, A Day To Remember, Bullet For My Valentine, Motorhead, 30 Seconds To Mars and Stone Sour joining headliners Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein. Then, on Monday night, the organisers of Download made their scheduled announcement. Somewhat unexpectedly, they added another fourty nine bands. That's right, fourty nine. Do not adjust your screen.

There are many bands in that group of fourty nine we could say nice things about. Most of them actually, but we thought we would keep it simple, and give you a good old fashioned list. So, without further ado...

New Bands Added To Download 2013

After The Burial
Asteroid Boys
Blacklist Royals
Bleed From Within
Blitz Kids
Brutality Will Prevail
Bury Tomorrow
Dir En Grey
Emperor Chung
Escape The Fate
Glamour Of The Kill
Gogol Bordello
Hang The Bastard
Heart Of A Coward
Hill Valley High
I Divide
Naked Flame
Papa Roach
Rat Attack
Red Fang
Rise To Remain
Sacred Mother Tongue
Silent Screams
Sonic Boom Six
States Of Panic
The Algorithm
The First & The Broken
The Ghost Inside
Uncle Acid & The Dead Beats
Uriah Heep

We must offer a special shout out to our friends in Hang The Bastard for getting booked for Download for the first time, fantastic news lads!

Tickets for Download can be bought from and other ticket providers such as Ticketmaster or Seetickets. Prices start at £195 plus booking fees. Download 2013 takes place from the 14th - 16th of June (camping from 12th - 17th) 2013 at Donington Park, Derbyshire, UK.

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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.