More Download acts announced
OPETH, HUNDRED REASONS, REUBEN, FLYLEAF, BACKYARD BABIES, THIS IS MENACE, MANIC, LAUREN HARRIS, BILLY TALENT AND VOODOO SIX
Following the incredible line-up announcements so far for Download 2006, taking place at Donington Park on June 9,10,11, two more names big names are confirmed today, heading up a terrific batch of bands for this week’s latest Download Festival news.
Acclaimed Swedish metallers Opeth and Surrey-born rockers Hundred Reasons have been confirmed to play at Donington Park, along with Reuben, Flyleaf, Backyard Babies, This Is Menace, Manic, Lauren Harris, Billy Talent and Voodoo Six. These bands will join headliners Tool, Metallica and Guns N’ Roses over the weekend as well as many more bands which have already been confirmed over the last nine weeks.
Opeth are gearing up to join the fray at Download this year. Their ever-changing styles from traditional metal to progressive and acoustic instrumentation have endeared them to the British metal scene, 11 years after their debut album was released, and they will be keen to get the audience rocking out to their epic genre-breaking sound.
Amiable post-hardcore rockers Hundred Reasons return to Donington Park this year after a four-year gap from when they played Ozzfest in 2002. Bursting out of the British rock scene in 2001 with their widely applauded debut ‘Ideas Above Our Station’, the band have continued to keep hold of their loyal fan base and have just finished a successful UK tour.
Festival veterans and new Download fans will also be able to re-live last year’s experience, as Channel 4 are set to show two programmes over the Easter Break from Download 2005. The first show is on 17 April at 1.10am and the second show is the following night at 1.05am.