This year's bash also visits Scotland...

METALLICA and LINKIN PARK are to headline this summer’s DOWNLOAD festival.

The metal giants will also be joined by rock veterans [/a] at the event, which takes place at Donington between June 5-6.

Also rumoured to be appearing are Slipknot, Audioslave and Korn

This year’s Download will include an earlier stint in Scotland when the festival hits Glasgow Green on June 2-3. Although the line-up will be slightly different, Metallica, Linkin Park and [a] are set to appear on the bill.

Tickets will be available through the festival’s official website, [url=], from Wednesday (January 28).

Tickets go on sale on Saturday (January 31) at 9am. To get them after then, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.