Download 2008 headliners announced

All the bands topping the bill this year plus more...

Kiss, The Offspring and Lostprophets are to headline this year’s Download Festival.

Also joining the bill in the first wave of announcements are Judas Priest, Mötorhead, HIM and Rise Against.

Tickets for the festival, which takes place at Donington Park between June 13 and 15, are on sale now.

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More names are expected to be added to the bill soon.

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