Preparing for a weekend of exceptional music and entertainment, Download Festival announces five more incredible bands to the line-up. Having only announced one third of the line up so far, the first festival of the year looks set to be a phenomenal weekend of live music.
Festival organisers are excited to announce the inclusion of Within Temptation, Stone Sour, Unearth, Chimaira and Job For A Cowboy to the bill. Taking place on 8, 9, 10 June, Download Festival have already announced My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park and Iron Maiden as this year’s headliners, and as always are striving to improve the Donington Park facilities year on year. Festival organisers are currently looking not only to have more entertainment on site than ever, but are also aiming to implement new initiatives to make the festival greener.
Within Temptation are Holland’s biggest selling musical export, and one of the fastest growing rock acts internationally. Seen as Europe’s hottest new superstars, they have sold over one million units worldwide. Their fourth album, ‘The Heart Of Everything’ has been met with critical and commercial praise, and 2007 looks set to be their most successful year yet. Headed up by the beautiful Sharon Den Adel, their combination of her stunning vocals, and the bands masterful musicianship make this six piece ensemble a Download Festival must see.
Sharon Den Adel, singer of Within Temptation says: "Playing at Download is one of the most exciting things for us this year! We really enjoyed ourselves last year so when we got asked again, we didn’t hesitate to say yes! We look forward to play some songs off of our new album that’s out and we can’t wait to see all those other cool bands as well!"
American melodic rock band Stone Sour were founded by Corey Taylor of Slipknot. Their double Grammy nominated debut album ‘Cellar Falls’ went Gold in the US, while their second album ‘Come What(Ever) May’ peaked at number 4 in the US Billboard Chart. Having recently sold out their UK tour, this will be the third time that Stone Sour have played Download Festival.
Josh Rand of Stone Sour announces… "My lords, ladies, and gentleman it is our privilege to be returning to Download this year. Growing up I always heard about this crazy festival that takes place in England. And in 2003, I finally got to experience it first hand - it was a truly amazing event. This year will be no different. With acts like Mötley Crüe, Korn, and Iron Maiden I’m getting excited just talking about it! So with that said, I’ll see you there or you can go take a piss…"
Unearth’s musicianship is legendarily complex, harmonized guitar riffs, harmony oriented bass riffs, and rapid kicks make a sound that can only be Unearth. This unique approach makes them one of the most abrasive, commanding and emotionally charged groups in music today. 2007 is their second appearance at Download.
Unearth’s Trevor Phipps can’t wait "One of our favorite live experiences to date is our appearance at the 2005 Download Festival. Needless to say, we are beyond stoked to make a return trip this June"
Florida’s sextet Chimaira combine old-school styling’s with undoubted flair, it’s easy to see why they have fans across the globe. The band's sound is uniquely their own, yet it pays homage to those who have influenced them most. Drawing inspiration from an array of musical genres, Chimaira are an adrenaline rush to watch. This is their third Download appearance, and it will be mind blowing.
Chimaira front man Mark Hunter enthused "Its an honor to be invited back to Download again. This is number three for us and to think just a few years ago we were the first band on the bill... my oh my, have things changed! We plan on making this year go down in history!"
Job For A Cowboy’s first album ‘Doom’ was released in 2005 to critical acclaim. The bands underground success soon caught the eye of the larger labels, and they were soon signed to the legendary Metal Blade Records. Seen by many as one of the most talented bands in the US underground music scene, they are currently touring the US and Europe. They’re highly anticipated second album ‘Genesis’ is release in May of this year.
As always, Skiddle.com strongly advises festival and gig goers not to buy tickets from any unofficial sources or website auctions, as not only will you have to pay over the odds but there is a high chance that the ticket will not exist or will be a fake.