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by David Renshaw

Refused switch Sonisphere for Download festival

Reformed band swap festivals following cancellation

 

Refused switch Sonisphere for Download festival

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Refused have announced that they will now play Download festival after Sonisphere was cancelled last week.

The reformed rockers had been due to play Sonisphere as their only UK appearance of 2012. However, following the shock cancellation of the Knebworth event the band have scheduled an appearance at Download instead.

Speaking to NME, lead singer Dennis Lyxzen said: "We're very excited to have been given the chance by the people at Download to play the festival and meet our UK fans for the first time in 15 or so years."

Kids In Glass Houses and Lower Than Atlantis have also been added to the 2012 line up.

Download takes place on June 8-10 with headline performances from The Prodigy, Metallica and Black Sabbath.

Below: Best bits of Sonisphere 2011

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