By Alan Davies
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
POST-HARDCORE heroes Enter Shikari have been added to the Download Festival 2013 line-up.
The St Albans quartet were confirmed for the Donington Park event today (Wednesday), along with 36 other bands in the latest festival announcement.
Following the success of last year’s A Flash Flood Of Colour album, Rou Reynolds, Rob Rolfe, Chris Batten and Rory Clewlow will headline the second stage at Download on the Saturday night, according to festival booker Andy Copping.
The metal festival takes place from Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16, with Enter Shikari joining already confirmed main stage headliners Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein on the bill.
“We can’t wait to get back to Donington,” said the Hertfordshire band in a statement.
“It was the first festival we ever played, way back in 2006, and we’ve had amazing crowds both times we played.
“Download’s a great festival to play at, so we’re glad they wanted us back!”
Festival organisers also added Fred Durst’s band Limp Bizkit, nu-metal legends Korn, metallers Down, British metalcore band Asking Alexandria and Australian hardcore band Parkway Drive to the Donington line-up in today’s latest band announcement.
Other additions include Aussie rockers Airbourne, melodic death metallers Amon Amarth, Young Guns, Cancer Bats, Five Finger Death Punch, Converge, Swedish rockers The Hives and Heaven’s Basement.
Iron Maiden will headline the Saturday night at Download with their Maiden England set, with Queens of the Stone Age, Motorhead, Alice in Chains and Mastodon also playing.
German industrial metallers Rammstein top the bill on the Sunday, with Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Gaslight Anthem and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor’s other band Stone Sour also on the poster.
Meanwhile, Enter Shikar announced today (Wednesday) their own Return To Energiser 2013 UK and Ireland tour, which will see them play 24 intimate shows across the country.
The band’s latest UK jaunt will see them visit the Forum in Hatfield on Friday, April 26.
Tickets for the live show at the College Lane venue cost £20.