The Darkness Added To Download Bill
Reunited rockers confirmed for Donington in June
The performance - with the original line up of Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Ed Graham and Frankie Poullain - will mark the band’s first Festival appearance since splitting up in 2006. The Darkness will appear as special guests to headliners Def Leppard on the opening night of the Download Festival.
Frontman Justin Hawkins said, "The idea of playing Download terrifies us. We played in an early slot on the main stage in 2003 and we were frightened then. It's reassuring to know that nothing has changed! On a serious note it's the most rockest of festivals and the perfect place for us to begin the next phase of our journey."
Download Festival organisers have also announced an additional six acts for this year’s event. Continuing the Brit-rock theme, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND and SKUNK ANANSIE have been confirmed along with Chicago pop-rockers PLAIN WHITE T’S, Norway’s KVELERTAK, Nashville rockers FRAMING HANLEY and America's HYRO DA HERO.
Tickets for the festival are on sale now.