AC/DC to headline Download Festival 2010

As predicted by Virtual Festivals, AC/DC are to headline this year's Download Festival with support from Them Crooked Vultures.

The Australian rockers, famed for tracks like 'Back In Black', will make their fourth appearance at the Donington event alongside supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, Deftones and Megadeth.

The festival is due to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2010 with performances from Stone Temple Pilots, Bullet For My Valentine, Motorhead, Wolfmother and Volbeat.

Speaking about the first announcement, festival promoter Andy Copping said: "Download 2010 will be one for the history books. It will see the return of the world’s greatest rock band to the most legendary and spiritual home of rock. We have been pushing for this moment for many years, but for this to become reality alongside the likes of Them Crooked Vultures, Motörhead and Megadeth is the best 30th Anniversary of the site we could have dreamed of, it’s also going to be a fantastic tribute to Maurice Jones who started this all off back in 1980."

There are more acts to be announced with Aerosmith and Rage Against The Machine tipped to be the other headliners.

Organisers have also confirmed that the capacity of the festival is set to increase in June, which will make Download the biggest UK music festival after Glastonbury.

Following the sale of early bird tickets, general admission passes will be available this Friday (29 January). Check back for a ticket link.

Download Festival 2010will take place at Donington Park, Castle Donington from 11-13 June.