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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.
Job For A Cowboy guitarist Ravi Bhadriraju said "It is an honor to be invited to such a well renowned festival. Download is one of the biggest festivals and it is awesome that we get to be a part of it this year. We're stoked to tear the stage up!"
DOWNLOAD 2007 (FRIDAY 8 JUNE)
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
(SATURDAY 9 JUNE)
(SUNDAY 10 JUNE)
30 SECONDS TO MARS, BOWLING FOR SOUP, BRING ME THE HORIZON BUCKCHERRY, CHIMAIRA, DRAGONFORCE, DEVILDRIVER
DIMMU BORGIR, DREAM THEATER, ENTER SHIKARI, EVANESCENCE
GALLOWS, JOB FOR A COWBOY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
KORN, LAMB OF GOD, MACHINE HEAD, MARILYN MANSON
MEGADETH, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SHADOWS FALL, SLAYER, STONE SOUR
TURBONEGRO, VELVET REVOLVER, WITHIN TEMPTATION
70,000 people descended on Donington Park in 2006, making Download the must see alternative festival of the year. Major successes of last year return again with the 24/7 entertainment at ‘The Village’ and extended camping facilities (Opening midday on Wednesday 6 June, and closing at noon on Monday 11 June) all part of the Download 2007 festival experience.
Walking The Download Dog competition!
Receive £1,000, and the full VIP rock star treatment for 4 people by simply Walking The Download Dog to the cleverest place possible! Maybe the mongrel could get its teeth sunk into the internet by featuring in an online game, or could bungy jump from the Severn Bridge. The decision is in the hands of the public, and the most imaginative and creative entry will win this superb top prize.
Whether creating a full size dog costume, programming graphics or downloading the official Download Dog image from www.downloadfestival.co.uk entering the Walk The Dog competition couldn’t be easier.
To win this extraordinary prize, instructions can be followed on www.downloadfestival.co.uk and entries uploaded as photos or images. Competition opens on Tuesday 13 February, and closes on 11 May and the most creative entry will be announced as winner on Wednesday 23 May.
Download Goes Green!
Organisers are taking the unprecedented move to make Download one of the most environmentally friendly festivals in the UK. From car sharing (a car pooling system features on www.downloadfestival.co.uk) to using re-cycled cups, Download has vowed to spend £250,000 to ensure that 2007 is cleaner, and produces less waste than ever before.
There are more ticket packages available this year than for any other festival in the UK. By choosing from the following packages, festival-goers can choose how they want to experience the festival this year…
Weekend Arena Ticket PLUS Camping - £145 + booking fee
Weekend Arena Ticket - £125 + booking fee
Campervan supplement - £40 + booking fee
Parking £6 for the weekend (£10 on the day)
Tickets are available from
or the credit card hotline 0870 400 0822.
As the official website, www.downloadfestival.co.uk contains all information about camping, accommodation and all the packages, as well as information on the transport facilities available.
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