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More acts confirmed for Download Festival 2016

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Christmas has come early you lucky people! For our third announcement, we’re adding 33 new additions, including Shinedown, Killswitch Engage, Down, Don Broco, Architects, Neck Deep, Tremonti and more.

Shinedown are gonna ‘make it rain’ as they bring their relentless melodic rock to the fest. The band played an unforgettable set at the festival in 2012 and will be returning next year with songs from their latest album ‘Threat To Survival’.

Killswitch Engage, will make the floor move under your feet with a jaw-droppingly outstanding set; Down, will deliver some booming dark riffs and all out metal; Don Broco, will bring charisma by the bucketload, and Brighton metallers Architects are confirmed for a ferocious, boundlessly energetic set ensuing some gigantic circle pits.

Joining them will be Neck Deep who are making waves as the heroes of UK pop-punk; Tremonti, fronted by former Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti, are known for their fast and heavy headbang-worthy riffs; French band Gojira will provide some full on heavy metal and Swedish six-piece Ghost are confirmed for some sticky-sweet hooks and melodies, and lots of satanic musings.

Canadian sensations Billy Talent are preparing to deliver a storming set for crowds in Donington Park with a new album out in 2016. Saxon will bring some classic rock and guitar heavy tunes; Australian metal-core band The Amity Affliction are bound to create a raucous mosh pit; Halestorm, led by awesome frontwoman Lizzie Hale, return with some hard, riffy rock.

One of the hottest bands in the ‘alternative’ world, US band Beartooth are confirmed, and Glasgow rockers Twin Atlantic will bring their unique pop rock sounds to Download.

Full list of bands announced: The Amity Affliction, Architects, Attila, Atreyu, Beartooth, Billy Talent, Black Foxxes, Breaking Benjamin, Counting Days, Dead!, Delain, Don Broco, Down, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Fort Hope, Havok, Ghost, Gojira, Halestorm, Ho99o9, Killswitch Engage, Lawnmower Deth, Milk Teeth, Neck Deep, Rival Sons, Saxon, Shinedown, Skillet, Skindred, Tesseract, Tremonti and Twin Atlantic.

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