Download Fest announce headliners

Feeder, Black Sabbath, and System of a Down are now confirmed as the headliners for this year’s Download Festival.

Download Festival are making their 2005 event bigger than ever, adding a third day to this year’s bash, which starts on June 10. Garbage, Velvet Revolver, HIM, Slipknot and Billy Idol are also playing.

In addition to the announced acts the ‘indie’ day on the opening night will feature the likes of Weezer and Prodigy, followed by an Ozzy Osbourne-curated Ozzfest day on the Saturday. The final day will be a more traditional metal event.

Speaking about the line-up, Ozzy said: “Donington is the home of great music and I'm really happy to be playing there again. Download is going to be a fantastic show and we'll be pulling out the stops to make it a special experience for the crowd and everyone at Donington, I'm really looking forward to seeing those fans again.”

Feeder singer Grant Nicholas added: “We are really excited about playing Download. This will be our biggest headline show yet and there's a bit of pressure on us to get the weekend off to a rocking start, but we're used to playing on big stages and we'll put on a good show.”

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