They join fellow headliners Iron Maiden on Saturday 15 June and Rammstein on Sunday 16 June.
‘”We are extremely honoured to have been asked once again to headline the Download Festival,” said Slipknot’s Clown. “It’s always good to have the church of the Knot, the alter of the Knot, giving the sermon of the 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.”
Tickets to Download Festival 2013 are on presale to all Download subscribers right now, and go on general sale at 9am tomorrow (Friday).
Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein on the hallowed Donington turf, plus LOADS more to be announced. It WILL get loud. See ya there.