Annoyingly, Slipknot have self-confirmed for Download via their website. We say annoyingly because we were going to tell you this this morning and get some kudos for getting the story first but they shafted us by doing it themselves.
We don’t mind too much though, because Slipknot are mint and seeing them headline the Main Stage at Download Festival 2009 will be awesome. Oh the chance to be a maggot once more.
This means that Slippers are almost certainly not playing Sonisphere at Knebworth with Metallica and Linkin Park but as they’ve mentioned there are more dates to come, we’re fairly certain the rest of Europe attending Sonisphere in their locales will be able to dig out their boiler suits.
Do Bulgarian boiler suits differ from British boiler suits? How? Answers on a comment-shaped postcard.