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More Bands Announced For Download Festival 2009

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Three more bands have been confirmed for this years edition of Britain's Download Festival this year. The most surprising of which is Texas based boogie rock legends ZZ Top. Also added to the bill are Killswitch Engage aswell as shock rock legend Marilyn Manson.

The lineup for the Download festival is now as follows:

Slipknot
Motley Crue
Korn
Limp Bizkit
Marilyn Manson
ZZ Top
Def Leppard
Whitesnake
Devildriver
The Prodigy
Pendulum
Dragonforce
Killswitch Engage
Trivium

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1. BrianSD writes:

The crazy thing is I'd like to see ZZ Top most of any band on that list. F*ck, throw AC/DC and Lynard Skynard on there and you got yourself a good old school rock show forget the other bands listed.

# Feb 19, 2009 @ 10:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

Didn't see that comin'. Always liked ZZ Top. Seeing Marilyn Manson open for them would be pretty cool.

# Feb 19, 2009 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. JAMES_44 writes:

actually is a good line up dude

# Feb 19, 2009 @ 11:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. aussie metaller writes:

Crap thats a good line up! All the old school bands would be choice to see...

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 1:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fuck_A_Name writes:

ZZ top and devildriver on the same stage? I feel like I'm in heaven, but it's wacky tie day.

Awesome, but wtf?

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 1:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. xFiruath writes:

^ I'm envisioning the "Silly hats only" portion of the Donald Hertzfeld cartoon "Rejected," only with ZZ Top and Devildriver. f*** that's a weird image.

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 1:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. XWigglesX writes:

Slipknot, Korn, Limp Bizkit? What is it 1999 again already?

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 1:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

I never thought I'd say this after how much I've slagged this festival off since 2007 but... I really wanna go! ZZ f***ing Top! Never thought I'd see them at Download, that's awesome!

Now playing: Iron Maiden - The Prisoner

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 6:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. citrus_tea writes:

The billing seems all wrong. 80's hair metal from Sheffield gets the top slot, whilst ZZ Top rank alongside the Prodigy.?
Once again the headline acts are very sub-par. For £160 I would expect a band capable of filling a stadium in their own right.

I quite like the Def Leppard, but they would struggle to fill an arena in the UK, let alone pull the 60,000 required to fill a stadium.

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. citrus_tea writes:

.. To qualify my post above, the order on the Download Website Poster is:

Slipknot
Def Leppard
Marilyn Manson
Whitesnake
Prodigy
ZZ Top
Motley Crue
...
..

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blindgreed1 writes:

Billy used to take slide lessons from an old associate/friend Rheiner who has since passed from brain cancer. Cheers to the old man for landing this one. Tear it up for Rheiner!

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 10:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BrianSD writes:

Well I guess citrus_tea won't be wearing his "Cheap Sunglasses"

Dude, with all of those big bands and as diversified of a line-up as that is, they will fill the place.

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BrianSD writes:

...and don't forget alos will be Korn, Limp Bizkit, Devildriver (who will destroy LB), Dragonforce, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, and others. They will sell 60,000 tix.

"ZZ top and devildriver on the same stage? I feel like I'm in heaven, but it's wacky tie day." -Yes Sir!

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 12:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. citrus_tea writes:

Brian, am I that transparent. (Prada fakes bought on a Turkish market.)
I've no doubt it will be a success, but Def Leppard as a Major event headliner with ZZ top in support?.

What will they do in 2010 "The Cult" with Special guests "Led Zeppelin".

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BrianSD writes:

why not? with a reunited Crazytown as support. ha.

Is it Prodigy or The Prodigy? Prodigy as in "Smack my b**** up"??

have a good weekend

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. freddy lounds writes:

Wonder who the brains where to dream up this vomitt fest.....DEZ what the f*** are you doin there.....love driver though but bad decision to do this mess

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 2:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Netromancer writes:

Maybe it was ZZ Top that helped the decision. A chance to tour with them or share a stage. I know out of that line-up Devildriver and ZZ Top are who I would want to see.

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. freddy lounds writes:

HAHAHAHA...^ saw that comin.....uhu huuh

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. meichick writes:

I don't get why some of you guys are hating on 80's hair metal it rocks!How dare you guys doubt that the arena will be full! DevilDriver and Slipknot are awesome nuf said. Can't wait for Download '09!

# Feb 22, 2009 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Diamond Oz writes:

Just for the record there, I just wrote the bands down in any old order, that's not the running times because that hasn't been announced yet I don't think. I'll have a gander.

# Feb 22, 2009 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Jackrum writes:

still a pony line up

# Feb 22, 2009 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Dark_Funeral writes:

i get tired of repeating myself when i say slipknot isnt as good as all you mallcore kids make them out to be.
newbeez.

# Feb 23, 2009 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. DaveTheViking writes:

ZZ Top are worth the entry fee alone but its still a dire lineup.

# Feb 24, 2009 @ 8:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. RoCKGoDeZz writes:

can they PLEASE come back to perth, they came last year and were awesome
it sucks coz we don't get many heavy metal bands come through our city, but if they did there concerts would sell out easily :)

# Feb 26, 2009 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. ha writes:

limp bizkit be fun to see so c***s dont runi it bye being d***s or ill f*** u all up .korn be sweet wait the hole thing will

# Mar 3, 2009 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. hjklkbk writes:

too bad its in the UK

# Mar 6, 2009 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. savo writes:

my god, what an absolute sh**e line up,

# Mar 16, 2009 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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