Slipknot have been named the third headliner at Download Festival 2013, joining Iron Maide and Rammstein on the line up.
The Iowa based group will headline on the Friday night (June 14th) on a bill which also includes Iron Maiden and German pyrotechnic lovers Rammstein.
The news makes Download the first festival to announce its full bill of headliners with most events having not even announced their first yet.
Iron Maiden will headline Download on Saturday, June 15th whilst Rammstein close the weekend the following day. Rammstein accidentally revealed their status as headliners last week when updating their tour schedule online.
Responding to the leak, the band said simply: "It's a festival, not a moon landing".
Speaking about his band returning to Donington to headline, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson said: "We're absolutely over the moon to be headlining Donington again. The idea of returning exactly 25 years later with a show inspired by that same 1988 Seventh Son Tour was too good an opportunity to be missed".
Download 2012 was a huge success with headline slots from Black Sabbath, Metallica and The Prodigy.
Thanks to Gigwise for the report.