Mastodon Added to 2013 Edition of Download Festival -
Mastodon will join Iron Maiden, Rammstein and Slipknot at the 2013 edition of Download Festival, it has been announced.
The Atlanta prog-metal outfit, who released their latest album 'The Hunter' in 2011, were confirmed by organisers after a Twitter contest to get one message re-tweeted 5,000 times. As soon as the target was met, Mastodon was revealed by Andy Copping, who tweeted:
"5,000 has been reached! Mastodon are confirmed for the main stage Saturday under Maiden, QOTSA, Motorhead, Alice In Chains."
Asides from the aforementioned acts Mastodon will also join Queens of the Stone Age, Bullet For My Valentine, 30 Seconds To Mars, Motorhead and The Gaslight Anthem next June.
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