AC/DC to headline UK Download Festival

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Rock band AC/DC will headline the seventh annual rock/metal Download Festival in Leicestershire, England, announced organizers January 26. Scheduled for June 11 to 13, the festival will take place in historic Donington Park, the site of the 2009 festival and of past hard-rock music festivals Ozzfest and Monsters of Rock.

Among other acts set to perform are "supergroup" Them Crooked Vultures, which features Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Nirvana, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, plus Deftones, Stone Temple Pilots, Bullet For My Valentine, Megadeth, Motörhead, Wolfmother, and Volbeat.

According to the BBC, capacity for the 2010 festival has been expanded to 110, 000, with organizers saying the festival will be the UK's second biggest of the year after the sold-out Glastonbury fest.

The 2009 Download Festival, which features performances by Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Marilyn Manson, Limp Bizkit, and ZZ Top, was broadcast online at

Tickets go on sale January 29. Prices for a weekend ticket plus camping from June 9-13 are £180 (or about €207).