Slipknot have just been announced as the third headliners of the 2013 installment of Download Festival, joining fellow metal icons Iron Maiden and Rammstein.  

"We are extremely honoured to have been asked once again to headline the Download Festival," said Slipknot's Clown. "It's always good to have the church of the Knot, the altar of the Knot, giving the sermon of the Knot to the congregation of the Knot, the culture of the Knot.

“This summer cannot come soon enough. Partake in the imagination or don’t bitch.”

Tickets for the event are on sale now.  Also available is the band's new compilation album, Antennas To Hell, the deluxe version of which features the band's set from Download Festival 2009; pick up a copy right now at the Roadrunner store!