Slipknot have been announced as the third and final headliner for Download 2013! The Iowan icons will be headlining the Friday night of the festival, joining Saturday night headliners Iron Maiden – who will be playing their incredible Maiden England set – and Sunday night’s Rammstein, who are making their debut at Donington.
‘”We are extremely honored to have been asked once again to headline the Download Festival,” says Slipknot’s Clown. “This most definitely will be an experience not to be missed. Every time we’ve played Download we have created memories. It’s always good to have the church of the Knot, the alter of the Knot, giving the sermon oft he Knot to the congregation of the Knot, the culture of the Knot. This summer cannot come soon enough. Partake in the imagination or don’t bitch.”
“Slipknot’s last appearance at Download has gone down in the festival’s history as one of the best ever headline sets,” adds Live Nation’s Andy Copping. “God knows what they’ll have in store for 2013 but I’m looking forward to seeing how they’ll top the last one.”