Band to join System Of A Down and Linkin Park at event

Def Leppard have been confirmed to headline June’s Download Festival.

They will headline the opening night of the festival, which takes place on June 10 -12 at Donington Park. System Of A Down headline the Saturday night (11) and Linkin Park close the festival on the Sunday (12).

The band headlined the rock bash in 2009 – see above right for a video interview with singer Joe Elliott from the event.

See Downloadfestival.com for more information.

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The Download Festival line-up so far is:

Alice Cooper
Alter Bridge
Avenged Sevenfold
Black Veil Brides
Buckcherry
Bullet For My Valentine
Clutch
The Cult
The Damned Things
Danzig
Def Leppard
Down
Duff McKagan’s Loaded
Escape The Fate
FM
The Gaslight Anthem
GWAR
Hollywood Undead
Korn
Linkin Park
Masters Of Reality
Mr Big
Pendulum
Rob Zombie
Rise To Remain
System Of A Down
Thin Lizzy
Trash Talk
Twisted Sister