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Danny Carey and his band­mates will make a welcome re­turn to the UK next year as head­lin­ers at Down­load

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Prog and metal isn’t for ev­ery­one, but some drum­mers unite fans across the bound­aries of gen­res. Danny Carey is one such mu­si­cian, and in a move that is bound to ex­cite drum­mers this side of the pond as much as it will the prog-metal com­mu­nity in gen­eral, Tool have been an­nounced as Down­load head­lin­ers for 2019.

Af­ter 13 long years away, Carey and co are among the first batch of names to be an­nounced, and will be joined by Slip­knot and Def Lep­pard as head­lin­ers at Don­ing­ton Park next June.

The news in­creases hopes that 2019 could be the year that the world fi­nally hears Tool’s highly an­tic­i­pated fifth al­bum: the record would be a fol­low-up to 10,000Days, an al­bum that will be more than 13 years old by the time Down­load rolls around.

“All I can say is it’s still some­thing in progress. Def­i­nitely this year,” Carey told our site Mu­sicRadar back in Jan­uary – but with just weeks of 2018 left by the time you read this, our money is on 2019 de­liv­er­ing the most an­tic­i­pated heavy al­bum since Guns n’Roses’ Chi­nese Democ­racy.

Fel­low head­lin­ers Lep­pard, mean­while, have re­vealed that they will per­form their clas­sic Hys­te­ria al­bum in full at the festival.

Else­where on the bill, Slash, Myles Kennedy and The Con­spir­a­tors, Rob Zom­bie, Whites­nake, Triv­ium and Skin­dred are among the acts to have been an­nounced so far, with dozens more cer­tain to fol­low in the com­ing months.

With over 100,000 ex­pected to at­tend, Down­load takes place at Don­ing­ton Park be­tween 14 and 16 June 2019. Tick­ets are on sale now, and are avail­able at 2018 prices for a lim­ited pe­riod. Visit www.down­load­fes­ti­val. for more de­tails.

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