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More Bands Confirmed For Download Festival 2008

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According to Kerrang.com, ALTER BRIDGE, DISTURBED, IN FLAMES and INCUBUS have been added to the bill of this year's Download festival, set to take place the weekend of June 13-15 at Castle Donington, UK.

The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

KISS (headliner)
LOSTPROPHETS (headliner)
THE OFFSPRING (headliner)
JUDAS PRIEST
MOTÖRHEAD
RISE AGAINST
HIM
ALTER BRIDGE
DISTURBED
IN FLAMES
INCUBUS

"On behalf of ALTER BRIDGE, I'd like to say that it is a huge honour to share the stage with so many great bands at the Download festival," Myles Kennedy from the band told Kerrang.com. "But, even more importantly, we look forward to re-connecting with old and new fans alike. The Download festival is always one of the highlights of our year."

"We are honored and are looking forward to sharing the stage with so many bands we respect and admire, and playing to one of the most rabid crowds in existence," stated DISTURBED's David Draiman.

IN FLAMES frontman Anders Fridén was equally excited: "We are really happy to play Download again!" he told Kerrang.com. "We played 2006 and that was an amazing show, such a great day. We are really looking forward to doing it again."

Tickets for Download 2008 are on sale now. Prices are as follows: a full weekend ticket: £130, standard camping: £20, camper van: £40, family zone camping: £20, lockers: £11, parking £10 in advance or £15 on the day. There are a variety of ticket packages available to buy, including the RIP packages (a VIP package) from £315.

For Club or VIP Experience packages, please call 020 7009 3484 to discuss your requirements.

Disabled customers can call 0121 767 9729 to discuss accessibility arrangements. Please note, disabled customers will be provided with one free ticket for their helper, where required. Should additional helper tickets be required, please call the disabled access ticket line on 0121 767 9729 or email access@downloadfestival.co.uk

For more details, visit www.downloadfestival.co.uk.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. WTF! writes:

Lost ProFAGS headlining... As well as Offspring!!! What The F@ck!!!

What happened to the metal headliners, Offspring is more of a f@cking Reading Fest headliner, not the Download!

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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Exactly what I was thinking.

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. K_K_K_I_L_L writes:

The Great band The Offspring gives you all the _|_ cuz they dont care! now Thats metal!

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

they should rename it CRAPLOAD FESTIVAL!!!!

PRIEST AND MOTORHEAD DESERVE THE HEADLINING SPOTS, NOT THESE GAY A$$ FAG BANDS!!!!!

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

And people thought Ozzfest had an odd line up. This festival is always fillied with metal and non-metal randomness.

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6. Diamond Oz writes:

Download's organizers have been bringing eternal shame on the once holy grounds of Donington Park recently. The last really decent one was 2005, fortunately I was able to go to that one. It's gotten worse every year since then.

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7. flanman writes:

they took our jerbs

# Feb 23, 2008 @ 7:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. theblindinglight writes:

When I saw that line up I laughed what a joke! This would be my lineup for the Download Festival 2008
SIKTH (headliner)
EDEN MAINE (headliner)
MESHUGGAH (headliner)
NILE
CONVERGE
ISIS
SUNN O)))
FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW
BORIS
KNUT
THE TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA
LEVIATHAN
So if this was the lineup I would get my English a$$ over there but judging by what's really lining up I'll be sitting at home listening Gorgoroth!

# Feb 23, 2008 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. metalrox555 writes:

So far it's looking like a down year for download but i think they'll turn it around with some good real heavy metal bands. The offspring are o.k. but they shoudn't be playing download and no way should they be headlining, same thing goes for lostprophets.

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10. n*e*l*l*y writes:

I Like Lostprophets Infact I love Then But I dont Think They Should Be Headlining A Metal Festival,
AND OFFSPRING WDF!!
they wont half be gettin sum bottes :D:D:D:D

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11. chee writes:

i hope paramore are in the downloads

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12. thefunpalace writes:

wow this is bullsh**, the day the offspring and lostprophets play over priest and motorhead is when this festival should just be done with. its gotten worse each year. no wonder kiss are the f***in headliners, greedy bastards.

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