Ill Nino, Hatebreed, and Cradle Of Filth join Machine Head & Slipknot at this year’s Download festival! The official Download press release (below) has the full details… The line up for Wednesday and Thursday in Glasgow and Saturday and Sunday at Donington are announced today, with no less than 26 top rock acts confirmed to play, and still more to go. Rock fans can also buy individual day tickets to see their favourite rock bands take to the stage. Final confirmation for Scotland comes in the form of Welsh rock n’ roll band-of-the-moment Lostprophets, who will be kick starting their summer festival campaign with an appearance exclusive to Download Glasgow on Thursday 3. They will be joined by Finnish metal crooners HIM, who will support Metallica on the Wednesday. 13 more of the biggest rock bands in the world have also been announced today. Slayer, Sum 41, CRADLE OF FILTH, Monster Magnet, Godsmack, HATEBREED, Damage Plan, Brides of Destruction, Akercocke, Million Dead, Dillinger Escape Plan, ILL NINO, Taking Back Sunday are all confirmed to play at Download 2004 this June. Hitting the main stage with Linkin Park on the Saturday billing are punk rockers Sum 41, who have enjoyed multi-platinum success with their heady mix of pop-punk tomfoolery, black metal pioneers and recent Roadrunner signings CRADLE OF FILTH and stoner metal legends Monster Magnet. Joining the full-on-rock Sunday billing, alongside the mighty Metallica, are the equally as mighty Slayer, who have been rock festival stalwarts for nearly two decades, New Jersey-based Latin metal sextet ILL NINO and Grammy-nominated heavy rockers Godsmack. Saturday additions to the rapidly-rising Snickers Game On stageí¬ include UK death metal’s current dark lords Akercocke, spazzoid metallic-hardcore outfit and Mike Patton chums Dillinger Escape Plan and Kerrang-award winners Million Dead. Sunday welcomes headliners and metal romantics HIM as well as the return of some familiar faces in some not-so-familiar guises. Motley Crue bass-slinger Nikki Sixx and LA Guns frontman Tracii Guns hit the UK with their latest project Brides of Destruction while the brothers-in-metal Dimebag Darrel and Vinnie Paul wave goodbye to their Pantera roots when they bring their new demolition team Damage Plan to Donington Park. They will also be joined by Conneticut hardcore hard-men HATEBREED and punk-pop emo rockers Taking Back Sunday.