Faith No More to headline Download Festival

Crowds at Download Festival 2008 by Shirlaine Forrest
Crowds at Download Festival 2008 by Shirlaine Forrest

Faith No More have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's Download Festival.

The alternative metal group, who disbanded in 1998, have reformed for a 2009 tour, which will include Donington Park in June.

Speaking about the confirmation, festival chief Andy Copping said: "Faith No More were the band that started the whole alternative music scene. To have them play for the first time in eleven years exclusively at Download is amazing!

"They had so many huge hits, I can't wait to see the set list – 'We Care A Lot"', 'From Out Of Nowhere", 'Epic', 'Falling To Pieces', 'Midlife Crisis','A Small Victory', 'Digging The Grave' and not forgetting their awesome covers of Black Sabbath's 'War Pigs' and The Commodores 'Easy'.

"They are one of my favourite bands of all time and being able to see them headline at Donington will be unbelievable. This is like the second coming of Christ!"

The performance will be the metallers' only UK festival date this year.

They will join Slipknot and Def Leppard as headliners as well as The Prodigy, Pendulum, ZZ Top, Korn and many more.

Click here for the latest Download Festival line-up.

Download Festival 2009 will take place at Donington Park, Castle Donington from 12-14 June.

Passes for the rock and metal festival are on sale now priced at £135 for a weekend camping pass.

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