Whitesnake, Def Leppard for Download

Both self-confirm to join Slipknot, The Prodigy

Whitesnake, Def Leppard for Download

Photographer: Sara Bowrey12 February 2009

The band released a statement to Brave Words And Bloody Knuckles announcing the one-off UK date at the metal and rock festival alongside Def Leppard.

The statement read: "Whitesnake are very happy to announce they have committed to playing a one-off UK gig in 2009 at the Download Festival on June 14th with Def Leppard.

"The show will coincide with action-packed Anniversary releases of the multi-platinum albums, Slip Of The Tongue, marking its 20th anniversary, and the Slide It In album, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year."


Slipknot are confirmed to headline Download Festival 2009 while The Prodigy, Pendulum, Motley Crue , Korn and Drangonforce will be performing over the weekend too.

Click here to see the latest Download rumours and line-up.


The festival will take place at Donington Park, Castle Donington in Leicestershire from 12 -14 June.

Tickets for the festival will go on sale tomorrow (13 February) priced at £135 for an early bird camping pass.

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