Download Festival have announced Soundgarden will make their UK return after fifteen years, and play Donington for the first time at the festival in June.
Radio One DJs Zane Lowe and Daniel P Carter also announced live on air that Chase and Status will be performing before The Prodigy‘s headline set. Biffy Clyro will play one of their only festival shows of the year, and will joined by You Me At Six and Tenacious D for Download Festival 2012 at Donington, Derbyshire from 8-10 June.
Machine Head, Tenacious D and You Me At Six will headline the second stage, with Trivium, Lamb of God, Devin Townsend Project, Devildriver, Little Angels, Anthrax, Ugly Kid Joe and August Burns Red joining them on the Download Festival 2012 line up.
The Seattle grunge giants Soundgarden announced their reunion in 2010 after a twelve year break, they’ve since played shows in the US and Australia, and have plans to release their sixth studio album in spring of this year.
Biffy Clyro confirmed on the Zane Lowe show they were asked personally by Metallica to warm up for them on the Saturday night of Download Festival 2012.
A poster uploaded on Soundgarden’s Facebook page tonight (Mon 16) hinted at more acts for the festival, all of which are expected to be confirmed at midnight tonight on the Radio One Rock Show.
The Prodigy have already been confirmed as the Friday night headliner, playing their only UK festival show of 2012. They are joined by Metallica who headline the Saturday and will play their seminal 1991 ‘black’ album in it’s entirety. Black country metal legends Black Sabbath will close the festival after reuniting their original line up for the first time since 2005.
Download 2012 tickets start at £155 (including £10 booking fee) for an arena-only (non-camping) ticket.
A three-day camping ticket priced at £180 (including £10 booking fee) and £190 (including £10 booking fee) for a five-day camping ticket.
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