Slipknot: First headline act for Download Festival 2015

November 17, 2014

Slipknot is confirmed as the first headline act for Download Festival 2015.

They will headline the Friday night of next year’s event, which runs between June 12-14. This will be the 3rd time Slipknot headlines the festival. Judas Priest has been confirmed as the main support on the festival’s first night.

Speaking about his band’s upcoming appearance, Corey Taylor of Slipknot says: “Being invited back to Download always feels like coming home. Headlining Download, for the 3rd time, feels like the culmination of a life’s dream. It’s an honor, a privilege and we’re all looking forward to it.”

In addition to Slipknot and Judas Priest, it has also been confirmed that Black Stone Cherry and Five Finger Death Punch will play Download Festival 2015 on June 12. Two more headliners are expected to be announced later this week.