Posted on 1 February 2012
By Lara Cullen
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In its biggest ever year Download Festival announces a further 14 bands for the 10th anniversary line-up. Slash featuring Myles Kennedy, Megadeth, Rise Against and Steel Panther plus many more join headliners The Prodigy, Metallica and Black Sabbath for one hell of a weekend of rock at the legendary Donington site on 8-10 June 2012.

The legendary ‘Riff Lord’ himself, Slash will return with his solo project featuring Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy. This is the third time Slash has played Download and is an amazing addition to the festival’s 10th birthday. Legendary LA thrash metal band, Megadeth also join the decade celebrations. Their last appearance at Donington pulled huge crowds and 2012 is set to be louder and more aggressive than ever.

Other new additions include melodic hardcore punk group Rise Against, wild LA glam rockers Steel Panther, ferocious punk four-piece Billy Talent and US heavy metallers Black Label Society. Kyuss Lives!, the incarnation of the influential stoner rock band Kyuss, will unleash their desert rock fury on Donington, joined by Five Finger Death Punch bringing their signature blend of melody and full-tilt aggression, industrial metal four-piece Fear Factory and prog-metallers Periphery.

Yorkshire rockers Terrorvision are also confirmed joined by British rocker Ginger Wildheart, Grammy-nominated metalcore group As I Lay Dying and Finnish glam metal group Reckless Love for the biggest weekend in the rock calendar.

In news sure to please fans, organizers have extended the deadline for weekend arena tickets to increase in price. Originally planned for midday on Monday 30th January, the weekend arena ticket price for Download 2012 will remain the same as the prices for Download 2011 until midday on Thursday 2nd February, when all ticket types will go off sale. All tickets will go back on sale at 5pm Thursday 2nd February 2012, with weekend arena tickets increasing to 2012 prices, at £155 plus fees.

Organisers urge fans to take advantage of the extension with Weekend arena tickets for Download 2012 (at 2011 prices) available now from www.downloadfestival.co.uk.