In pictures: Download festival line-up highlights

25th May 2011 | 16:00

In pictures: Download festival line-up highlights
Download 2011 line-up preview
The essential bands, in pictures...

It's almost that time of year again, time to pack up the tent and get ready for some huge riffs at Donington.

Download 2011 takes place at Donington Park from June 10 to 12. Click through to check out a selection of the biggest, most unmissable acts gracing the stages this year.

You can check out the full line-up for this year's Download over at the official site, meanwhile check out the rest of our 2011 summer festival previews, or remind yourself how good Download 2010 was with our festival gallery from last year.

In pictures: Download festival line-up highlights
System Of A Down
The experimental metal kings play their first UK show in over five years.

When?: Main stage headliners - Saturday

In pictures: Download festival line-up highlights
Alice Cooper
We are not worthy...

When?: Second stage headliner - Saturday

In pictures: Download festival line-up highlights
The Darkness
Is the world ready to believe in a thing called love again?

When?: Main stage - Friday

In pictures: Download festival line-up highlights
Def Leppard
'80s kings out to prove they can still put on a huge show.

When?: Main stage headliners - Friday

In pictures: Download festival line-up highlights
Bullet For My Valentine
The Welsh metallers always go down a storm at Download.

When: Main stage - Sunday

In pictures: Download festival line-up highlights
Korn
Expect low-slung, down-tuned guitars aplenty.

When?: Second stage - Friday

In pictures: Download festival line-up highlights
Pendulum
The Australians will bring the rave to Donington with their metal/D'n'B crossover.

When?: Second stage headliners - Friday

In pictures: Download festival line-up highlights
Skunk Anansie
The reformed alt-rockers will bring their chaotic live show to Donington.

When?: Main stage - Saturday

In pictures: Download festival line-up highlights
Alter Bridge
Tremonti, Kennedy and co. will bring their Guitarist reader-approved solos to Download's main stage.

When?: Main stage - Friday

In pictures: Download festival line-up highlights
Linkin Park
The melodic-metal veterans headline in support of their fourth album.

When?: Main stage headliners - Sunday

In pictures: Download festival line-up highlights
Rob Zombie
Zombie returns to Donington for the first time in 16 years with his ferocious live show.

When?: Second stage headliner - Sunday

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