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Slipknot Headlining Download Festival

11/17/2014
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(TeamRock Radio) Slipknot are the first headline act to be announced for next year's Download festival. They'll play the main stage at Donington on Friday, June 12, following Judas Priest. Black Stone Cherry will close proceedings on the second stage, while Five Finger Death Punch complete the first batch of bands to be revealed.

Slipknot are riding high on the success of their new album 5: The Gray Chapter, which topped the charts in the US and Canada and landed at no.2 in the UK. Frontman Corey Taylor says: "Being invited back to Download always feels like coming home. Headlining for the third time feels like the culmination of a life's dream - it's an honour and we're all looking forward to it."

Judas Priest, who played the first Monsters of Rock in 1980, first appeared at Download in 2008. They say: "We're thrilled to be performing at Download 2015 as the band continues its 40th anniversary Redeemer of Souls World Tour, bringing us home to hear the roar of our Priest family." Read more here.

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