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Slipknot to headline Download 2013


Story by Jack Foley

SLIPKNOT have been announced as the third headliner at Download Festival on Friday, June 14, 2013, marking the band’s second headline appearance following an explosive set in 2009.

They join fellow headliners Iron Maiden on Saturday, June 15 and Rammstein on Sunday, June 16.

Weekend tickets go on sale this Friday (September 28) at 9am and are available at

Slipknot’s Clown said: “We are extremely honored to have been asked once again to headline the Download Festival. This most definitely will be an experience not to be missed.

“Every time we’ve played Download we have created memories. It’s always good to have the church of the Knot, the alter of the Knot, giving the sermon of the Knot to the congregation of the Knot, the culture of the Knot. This summer cannot come soon enough. Partake in the imagination or don’t bitch.”

Andy Copping, VP of Promotions at Live Nation, added: “Slipknot’s last appearance at Download has gone down in the festival’s history as one of the best ever headline sets. God knows what they’ll have in store for 2013 but I’m looking forward to seeing how they’ll top the last one.”

Weekend tickets with camping go on sale at 9am on Friday, September 28.

Download 2013 takes place at Donington Park from June 14-16, 2013.

Download celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with a sell out event headlined by The Prodigy, Metallica and Black Sabbath.