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Eight More Bands Confirmed For Download Festival 2009

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The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a further eight bands for this years lineup. Two of Sweden's most acclaimed metal bands, Opeth and Meshuggah, have been added to the bill as well as Japanese rockers Dir En Grey. The underground British thrash metal jokers Lawnmower Deth have also been confirmed. American rock group Five Finger Death Punch will be appearing at the event as will Velvet Revolver/Ex-Guns N Roses bass player Duff McKagen with his new band Loaded. You Me At Six and Roadrunner Records latest signing, Steadlur.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Faith No More
Slipknot
Def Leppard
Korn
Whitesnake
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Down
Chris Cornell
Black Stone Cherry
Opeth
Meshuggah
Journey
Lacuna Coil
Tesla
Pendulum
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Papa Roach
Clutch
Buckcherry
Anvil
Dragonforce
Five Finger Death Punch
Devildriver
Duff McKagen's Loaded
You Me At Six
Skin
Parkway Drive
Dir En Grey
The Blackout
Billy Talent
Lawnmower Deth
Architects
Karma To Burn
Steadlur

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1. Jackrum writes:

still hardly anyone id want to see

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 9:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. LordAssenfroth writes:

oo opeth, meshuggah and dream theater sound great. downs not to bad

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 10:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RICK the BRICK writes:

They gotta put this on a dvd to sell next year, interesting acts to see......

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 1:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. btbamfav20 writes:

ok, so is download fest in one spot? or do they go around the world? becuase if it's only in europe, that's pretty gay.... at least coming to north america would be cool, i'd drive anywhere here to see a huge line-up like that. (even though 90% of the line-up i have no intention of ever seeing live)

Now listening to: Closure - Opeth

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Androphobic writes:

i believe it is only in europe. such a big festival like that wouldnt come to the us. europe has so many countries and people, it would be smart to host it there, get all different nationalities and races together for music. one day i hope to go to a festival like that, would be a pretty bad a$$ experience. but im sure i would fall asleep during slipknot. i went to a recent headlining tour and knocked out. good light show, not a fan of the music

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. acacia writes:

its a u.k fest only, i have been every year since 03, but dunt think im bothering this year down and meshuggah are the only bands i'd want to see

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 4:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

the line-up is whacked out (in a good way). something for every1 at this years show!!

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BrianSD writes:

Agreed. I see ten or eleven bands i would want to see. Faith No More ZZ Top Down Meshuggah Lacuna Coil Dream Theater Five Finger Death Punch Devildriver.
....Korn, Slipknot, and Killswitch all have some good stuff too and would be worth checking out.

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrianSD writes:

Oh yeah, this one's not coming to Charlotte either. ha.

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Valley_of_the_Dead writes:

What a good line up it ended up being, with loads more still to be announced of course!

When the line up first came up a month or so ago, the event was looking rather bleak, but they've beefed it up with some killer bands now... This fest is never a let down, I hope I can attend next years!!!

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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