AC/DC and Them Crooked Vultures set for 2010 Download Festival

Bullet For My Valentine, Deftones and Wolfmother also set to play

AC/DC are set to headline this year’s Download festival.

As first announced by NME.COM, they will be joined by Them Crooked Vultures at the event, which takes place between June 11 and 13.

Deftones, Bullet For My Valentine, Motorhead, Stone Temple Pilots, Wolfmother, Volbeat and Megadeth are also confirmed. More names are expected to be announced soon, with Van Halen among those strongly rumoured to be playing this year’s festival.

The eighth Download festival marks the 30th anniversary of rock festivals at Donington Park, dating back to the first Monsters Of Rock bash in 1980.

Tickets for the festival go on sale this Friday (January 29). To check the availability of Download Festival tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230