Well, this is a turn-up for the books – the kings of balls-out party-blues, Clutch, have self-confirmed an appearance on the Sunday of this year’s Download Festival via their MySpace page, . Why is this a surprise? Because we’d heard hints from the heavy metal rumour mill that the band were a shoe-in for the new boy on the block – and Download’s biggest rival – Sonisphere Festival.
There’s no official word from either festival yet if the Maryland boogie overlords have officially made the line-up for Donington or Knebworth, but as anyone that’s caught Clutch play live before will tell you, there’s no better band to knock back some beers to with your mates in the middle of a hot afternoon. Bring on the summer!
Watch Clutch play ‘You Can’t Stop Process’ live
Download Festival 2009 takes place at Donington Park between August 12-14, with Sonisphere Festival 2009 taking place at Knebworth on August 01-02.