Guest appearance helps complete Download bill

Lacuna Coil's Christina Scabbia will join Apocalyptica on the main stage on the Sunday (15 June) of Download for a special performance of 'SOS (anything But Love)'.

The singer is the last name to be added to the festival, which will feature over 100 acts including headliners KISS, The Offspring and Lost Prophets as well as Incubus, Judas Priest, Simple Plan and Pendulum. Click HERE for the full line-up.

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will still perform on the third stage on the Sunday despite their lead singer, Valient Himself, undergoing surgery to donate a kidney to his father.

Speaking about the band's upcoming appearance Himself said: "If I can go from a hospital bed to playing in front of a crowd of 75,000 at the UK's Download Festival in just four weeks, people out there might consider becoming organ donors as well."

The festival will also feature some of the best FMX, BMX and skate talent courtesy of Monster Energy. The new Monster Battlefield will include Ball Of Steel, a set daredevil stunts from motorbike riders and the Monster Army Camp, which will have DJs spinning tunes until the early hours.

The festival site will have a new layout this year with increased shading from trees and benches providing seating in the arena. There will also be market stalls, a fairground, a 5-a-side football pitch and even a hair salon.

Download Festival 2008 will take place at Donington Park, Castle Donington from 13-15 June. Tickets are still available, priced £130 for the weekend (£150 with camping) or £60-£65 for a day ticket depending on what day.

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