Faith No More have tonight been announced as the third headliner for the 2009 Download festival.
The Seattle-based quintet last performed live on a European tour in 1998, after which they split-up. Newly reformed (just two weeks back, in fact) and featuring many of the original members, they are now free of label commitments and had this to say in a statement on their website (www.fnm.com):
...we find ourselves at a moment in time with zero label obligations, still young and strong enough to deliver a kickass set, with enthusiasm to not only revisit our past but possibly add something to the present.
Tickets for Download 2009, taking place at Donington Park between Friday 12th and Sunday 14th June, are available now, costing £135 for the weekend - £160 with camping + booking.