Def Leppard to headline Donington's Download festival

23/02/11

Joe Elliott from Def Leppard

Def Leppard will headline the Sunday night at this year's Download festival at Donington Park.

The Sheffield band, famous for tracks like Pour Some Sugar On Me and Animal, will appear on what's come to be known as classic rock day.

They join fellow headliners System of a Down and Linkin Park plus bands like Pendulum, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie and Bullet For My Valentine.

The festival takes place between 10-12 June at Castle Donington in Derbyshire.

Def Leppard last headlined Download in 2009.

Daniel P. Carter from the Radio 1 Rock Show announced four more acts - Twister Sister, Duff McKagan's Loaded, Down and Trash Talk - early on Tuesday morning.

Sixteen more bands have also been revealed including Madina Lake, Black Stone Cherry, Cheap Trick, Bring Me The Horizon and Disturbed.