More big names join Download bill

The metal festival secures more acts

Secret Machines, Killing Joke and Fightstar are the latest act to join the bill for this year’s Download festival.

A host of new bands have been added to the bill for the rock event, which takes place between June 9-11 at Donington Park.

Other confirmations include Dragonforce, Fishbone, Strapping Young Lad, From First To Last, Cathedral, Sevendust, Alter Bridge, My Awesome Compilation, 10 Years, Skindred, Dredg, Bring Me The Horizon, Blindside, Stonegard, Zico Chain, Evergrey, Exit 10 and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly .

The bands join a line-up that includes headliners Tool, Metallica and Guns N’ Roses as well as Korn, Prodigy, Deftones, Clutch, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Lucuna Coil, InMe, Hatebreed and Within Temptation.

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.