Anvil finally confirmed for Download 2009

Four other acts have also been confirmed for the metal bash

Anvil have been confirmed to play this year’s Download festival.

The Canadian metal band – who are currently receiving critical and commercial success for their rockumentary ‘The Story Of Anvil’ – will play the June event alongside the likes of Slipknot, Korn and Marilyn Manson.

Anvil actually previously confirmed themselves ahead of the official announcement, and say they could play other events this summer.

Other newly-confirmed acts for Download are Billy Talent, Dream Theater, The Blackout and Buckcherry.

Another headliner is set to be announced on Monday (March 2) – stay tuned to NME.COM for details.

The list of bands playing Download so far are:


Billy Talent


Def Leppard



Dream Theater

Killswitch Engage


Limp Bizkit

Marilyn Manson

Motley Crue



The Prodigy



ZZ Top

The festival is once again staged at Donington Park, taking place on June 12-14.

To check the availability of Download tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.