Journey To Play Download
It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for – Bay Area AOR legends Journey have been added to the Download festival bill.
Several other top bands have also confirmed for Download 2009. Read on to find out who!
Fresh off the back of his new album Scream, US rocker Chris Cornell will make his solo Download debut, although he played with ex-band Audioslave in 2003.
Returning for the second time will be southern groove metallers Down, in what is to be their first UK show this year, following some shows in 2008.
US nu-metallers Papa Roach have also been added, coming back for their second Download.
Skin – featuring Right Said Fred guitarist Myke Gray (aka Maurice White, aka Little Steevi Foxx) – are re-forming especially to play Download, back together after a 12-year hiatus, marking their second performance at Donington since playing Monsters of Rock in 1994.
Journey will be joined by fellow Californians Tesla.
Also added to the bill are Italian goth-rockers Lacuna Coil, Kentucky bluesmen Black Stone Cherry, Clutch plus Architects, Karma To Burn and Parkway Drive.
Download takes place June 12-14 at Donington Park.
Tickets are on sale now from www.downloadfestival.co.uk.
With the new additions, the Download bill is currently (in no particular order):
Faith No More / Slipknot / Def Leppard / Korn / Marilyn Manson / Whitesnake / Limp Bizkit / Pendulum / ZZ Top / Mötley Crüe / The Prodigy / Trivium / Dream Theater/ Killswitch Engage / Billy Talent / Down / Chris Cornell / Dragonforce / Papa Roach / Lacuna Coil / Journey / Buckcherry / Black Stone Cherry / Anvil / The Blackout / Skin / Devil Driver / Tesla / Clutch / Karma To Burn / Parkway Drive / Architects