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Faith No More in Download line up
Faith No More
Faith No More split up in 1998 and announced their return last week

A newly reformed Faith No More have been confirmed as the third headliners at this year's Download festival.

The Donington Park event, which takes place between 12 and 14 June, will be the only UK tour date for the band after 11 years apart.

They will join Def Leppard and Slipknot on the Download bill.

The band said in a statement that they had the "enthusiasm to not only revisit our past but possibly add something to the present."

Other acts on the line up include The Prodigy, Korn, Pendulum, Marilyn Manson and Limp Bizkit.

Live Nation VP of Promotions Andy Copping said: "Faith No More were the band that started the whole alternative music scene.

Rumours and requests

"To have them play for the first time in eleven years exclusively at Download is amazing!"

Speaking about their recent reunion, the band added: "During the entire 10 years that have passed since our decision to break up we've experienced constant rumours and requests from fans and promoters alike.
The music still sounds good, and we are beginning to appreciate the fact that we might have actually done something right
Faith No More

"What's changed is that this year, for the first time, we've all decided to sit down together and talk about it.

"And what we've discovered is that time has afforded us enough distance to look back on our years together through a clearer lens and made us realize that through all the hard work, the music still sounds good, and we are beginning to appreciate the fact that we might have actually done something right."

Faith No More came to prominence in the UK when third album Angel Dust went to number two in the charts back in 1992.

Follow-up King For a Day... Fool For a Lifetime reached number five three years later.



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