SLIPKNOT have been announced as the first headliner of next year's Download Festival.
Joining them on the main stage on Friday will be Judas Priest, while Black Stone Cherry and Five Finger Death Punch have also been announced to play.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor said: "Being invited back to Download always feels like coming home. Headlining Download for the third time feels like the culmination of a life's dream.
"It's an honour, a privilege and we're all looking forward to it."
The festival takes place at Donington Park from June 12th to 14th.
More acts will be announced tomorrow. Visit downloadfestival.co.uk for more details.