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Download Festival add 49 more bands to the bill

Yesterday, Download Festival added 49 news bands to the line-up, with the likes of Papa Roach, Bury Tomorrow and Sonic Boom Six.

A full list of the bands added are below:
Sonic Boom Six
Rise To Remain
Papa Roach
Escape The Fate
Gogol Bordello
Blitz Kids
Bury Tomorrow
Uriah Heep
Dir En Grey
The Ghost Inside
After The Burial
Red Fang
Blacklist Royals
Naked Flame
Sacred Mother Tongue
The Algorithm
Brutality Will Prevail
Emperor Chung
Bleed From Within
Astroid Boys
Hill Valley High
I Divide
Rat Attack
Hang The Bastard
Heart Of A Coward
Glamour of the Kill
Silent Screams
Uncle Acid
Dead Beats
The First and Broken

Other previously announced acts include Limp Bizkit, Enter Shikari and Stone Sour.

Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein are set to headline the Donington Park festival, which takes place 14 – 16 June 2013. For more information visit

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Download Festival reveal 37 more acts

Download Festival have recently announced 37 more acts that will be performing at the Donington Park event this June.

The list of new bands added to the bill are:

Jimmy Eat World
Enter Shikari
Cancer Bats
Asking Alexandria
Parkway Drive
Motionless In White
In This Moment
Young Guns
Walking Papers
Five Finger Death Punch
Limp Bizkit
Hardcore Superstar
Amon Amarth
Black Dogs
Vision Of Disorder
Last Witness
Stone Sour
Bullet For My Valentine
Coal Chamber
The Hives
Buffalo Summer
Heaven’s Basement
3 Doors Down
The Sword

Limp Bizkit are set to headline the 2nd second on Friday night and Enter Shikari will be headline the 2nd stage on Saturday night.

Headline acts for the festival will be Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein. Tickets and more information about the festival is avaliable at

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Iron Maiden will headline Download Festival 2013


IRON MAIDEN today announced that they will headline Download Festival on Saturday 15 June 2013, bringing their triumphant “Maiden England” tour to Donington Park on the 25th Anniversary of their first headline performance at the legendary home of rock in 1988 when an astounding 107,000 fans turned out to see their spectacular “Seventh Son” show, still the highest ever attendance there.

This will also be a record FIFTH time that the multi million selling British rock pioneers will have topped the bill at Donington, following two Monsters of Rock performances (1988 and 1992) and two spectacular Download Festivals (2003 and 2007).

Frontman Bruce Dickinson says “We’re absolutely over the moon to be headlining Donington again. The idea of returning exactly 25 years later with a show inspired by that same 1988 “Seventh Son” Tour, was too good an opportunity to be missed! And, thanks to modern technology, we’ve been able to update and improve on the original production. We will be bringing a huge new lightshow, stage set, various incarnations of Eddie, plenty of pyro and all kinds of other exciting stuff for the fans. And of course treating the fans to lots of their favourite songs from that period! We’ve had many great times at Donington and there is always a wonderful mix of bands and a really wild crowd who love their metal, all of which makes for a memorable show and fantastic party atmosphere!

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The Bouncing Souls Auction Rarities After Being Robbed

On the 4th August, New Brunswick Punk rockers, The Bouncing Souls announced via their social networking sites the devestating news that they had been robbed whilst touring the USA.

‘Once again we have been ripped off. K8 is Great, our tour managers, bag was stolen tonight from the backstage. Laptops, passports, paperwork, and lots of money was in there. If you care at all about the music scene or people trying to come to your town to play shows for you, please return it to us. This is all we got. Thank you.’

In order to raise funds lost and replace gear stolen, The Bouncing Souls are auctioning rare items from their archives via ebay. The items include artwork, tapes and vinyls. The following statement from the band explains more:

‘As many of you know, a couple weeks ago we were robbed and lost many thousands of dollars, computers, and a lot of important documents and files. In an effort to get back on our feet, we have dug deep into the archives, and have decided to auction off some really cool stuff on eBay. From the bottom of our collective heart, we appreciate all the kind words of support from our fans, friends, and family…but now we need to pay the bills! Please check out our auctions and keep in mind that only auctions from seller account “bouncingsoulsnj” are verified as being sold by us. Thanks so much for all your support and good luck bidding!’

As commendable as this is, its a sad situation that such a legendary band have had to resort to selling treasured artefacts to survive due to the selfish actions of others. It seems far too often these kind of events are occurring to much loved bands from all genres – Animals As Leaders, Modest Mouse, Ulcerate, Thrice and Iron Maiden to name a few. Lets hope that karma comes into action and gives the thieves responsible a well deserved slap across the backside (at least).

Support the band and music scene by participating in the auction here or buy purchasing merchandise and attending their shows.

Words: Emma Wallace