Black Star Riders Added To Download Festival Lineup

Thin Lizzy offshoot Black Star Riders have been added to this year's Download Festival, taking the place of Buckcherry on the main stage at the June 15 event.

"Download is one of my favorite festivals and to be added to the main stage bill for this year with such a fantastic lineup - to say we are ecstatic is an understatement," frontman Ricky Warwick said in a statement.

"It's going to be a great day. Thanks to all the support from everyone that's contributed to our success to date."

Festival promoter Andy Copping added: "The BSR Machine is going from strength to strength, and when the opportunity of a slot became available it was a no-brainer who should be offered it. We're very happy to have Black Star Riders on the bill this year."

Black Star Riders released their debut album All Hell Breaks Loose last month.

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