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Sixteen More Bands Confirmed For Download Festival 2011

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The organisers of the United Kingdom's Download Festival has announced that a further sixteen bands have been confirmed for the event, including such big names as Disturbed, Black Stone Cherry and Cheap Trick, along with Bring Me The Horizon, Sacred Mother Tongue, All That Remains, Bowling For Soup, Devil Wears Prada, Turisas, Frank Turner, Asking Alexandria, Straight Line Stitch, Madina Lake, The King Blues, Ghost and Jameson Raid. The event will take place at Donington Castle from June 10th-12th and features the following lineup:

Def Leppard (Headliner)
System Of A Down (Headliner)
Linkin Park (Headliner)
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
Disturbed
Rob Zombie
Pendulum
Alice Cooper
Korn
Black Stone Cherry
Danzig
Alter Bridge
The Cult
Thin Lizzy
Cheap Trick
All That Remains
Hollywood Undead
Turisas
The Gaslight Anthem
Bowling For Soup
Twisted Sister
Down
Buckcherry
The Devil Wears Prada
Bring Me The Horizon
Blackveil Brides
The Damned Things
Escape The Fate
Asking Alexandria
Madina Lake
Clutch
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Mr. Big
Gwar
FM
Masters Of Reality
Sacred Mother Tongue
Straight Line Stitch
Frank Turner
The King Blues
Rise To Remain
Trash Talk
Ghost
Jameson Raid

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1. Cpt. Observant writes:

Ghost are listed twice.

Which makes the overall line-up about twice as good, funnily enough.

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 10:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

GWAR, CLUTCH and DOWN are the only good bands playing!!!!

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. n0thinghead writes:

even tho this has a huge variety of genres, it stays within the realms of rock, punk and metal, so why is electronic group (drum n bass, to be more exact) pendulum at this festival?? i love them, but they don't belong there. i fear that they'll get sh** from or at least booed by the audience.

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 11:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Because Pendulum are really popular with the mainstream rock crowd here, much like The Prodigy. They've played Download once or twice before and one of their songs was on Kerrang! tv constantly when it came out. They'll be fine ;)

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Ugh writes:

Medina Lake? Worst band ever!!! PLEASE somebody start a BIG boooing section for them...Get some quality underground acts on the bill asap!!!

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. n0thinghead writes:

oz: ohh!! niiice. thanks for clarifying that. drum n bass is still almost considered "underground" techno here. ridiculous, i know >.> i found out about snowboming 2011 in austria... prodigy, pendulum, fatboy silm and chase & status (also a few good dubset artist) -______- i nvr hated being american so much.

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Diamond Oz writes:

Haha, drum and bass is practically mainstream here. Pendulum gets played on the radio quite a bit and there was a point where Fatboy Slim was massive (dunno if I'd consider him drum and bass but thought I'd mention it since you brought him up.) You'll find many many more drum and bass and dubstep DJs in the UK than you will Hip-Hop ones, which is a shame really.

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 11:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathbringer writes:

Had no idea drums & bass was looked at that way. Saw a local act open for some metal bands and they fit right in with the heaviness.

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. n0thinghead writes:

yeah DB, groups that mix the "heaviness" of (almost) metal(-influenced) punk with DnB, like the qemists, can almost pass as rock (even LIGHT metal?) bands.

oz: that's awesome. all the more for me to be anxious about graduating and taking a trip to england man. and i rlly mean it that u can literally be the tour guide cuz wherever ur sure to go (that's cool and a good time) i shall follow!

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Cozen writes:

Anyone want to break down Mr. Big for me?

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Diamond Oz writes:

Mr. Big is the guy in prison that you don't want to meet. I think his first name is Bubba.

nh: Definitely man. Take you to a proper British pub and get you rat arsed ;)

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. n0thinghead writes:

sounds like a plan mate!!

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Cozen writes:

Not worried about Bubba...but seriously, how can Mr. Big follow Danzig for instance? I can't believe Mr. Big is still performing.

England is tops on my travel list...but I can barely afford a trip to the beach at the moment.

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Diamond Oz writes:

I should point out that I wrote that list in no order with the exception of the headliners at the top. They haven't announced who's playing what days yet so I'm not sure if Mr. Big will be playing the same day as Danzig, much less following them.

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Cozen writes:

No worries Oz...I never thought the list was in any order as I'm sure it's not even close to set yet.

In a roundabout way, my point was that I was just surprised that Mr. Big was even a band any longer or fit for this festival.

I'll be tuning in for Down, Clutch & Danzig at least.

# Feb 25, 2011 @ 9:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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