It may be two decades since a new breed of crack British bands threatened to blow away the opposition but Download 2012 is shaping up as essential history lesson in early 90s rock.

Friday June 8 will see the Quireboys, Little Angels, Terrorvision and various members of Skin (Red, White and Blues) support old buddy Slash on the second stage at Donington.

And there is surely no better antidote to the frankly dismal prospect of Chasing (sic) Status and The Prodigy on the main stage with classic rock n roll set to rule.

Scots rockers Gun will join their fellow chart-bothering Brits on Saturday June 9 on a bill already boasting Reckless Love – and now featuring The Treatment and Corey Taylor!

NWOBHM legends Saxon return to Donington a couple of years since their last barnstorming main stage display. 

And fast-emerging Brit rockers Rise To Remain continue their relentless march towards world domination opening up the main stage on Day One! The full list of new additions to the 10th anniversary Download bill is as follows:

– Corey Taylor?- Dropkick Murphys?- Cancer Bats?- Rise To Remain?- Saxon?- Gun?- Heaven’s Basement?- James Cleaver Quintet?- Kopek?- The Quireboys?- Sylosis?- Butcher Babies?- The Defiled?- Fozzy?- Sebastian Bach?- Soil?- Red, White & Blues?- Upon A Burning Body?- While She Sleeps?- We Are The Ocean?- The Treatment?- Marmozets