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RIVAL SONS have been confirmed to play at this year’s edition of the Download festival, which is held at Donington Park in Leicestershire, UK from June 8th to June 10th.

The band, who are currently on a sold out tour in the UK with BLACK STONE CHERRY, will be performing on the second stage on the final day of the festival, and join a line-up including METALLICA, BLACK SABBATH, SOUNDGARDEN, SLASH and more.

RIVAL SONS guitarist SCOTT HOLIDAY comments:

“The lore of Download has been circumnavigating us for some time now, so we couldn’t be more pleased to be asked to join the festivities.  This is also probably the most prominent festival we are told to play by our fans.  Well… it’s on, now!  Who wouldn’t be ecstatic to play with some of the greatest bands on earth, for a huge throng of fired-up festival goers?!  Very pleased.”

Get Download tickets and more information at

Don’t miss RIVAL SONS on tour at the following shows:

Mar. 26 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
Mar. 27 – Southampton, UK – Guildhall
Mar. 28 – London, UK – HMV Forum

Mar. 30 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
Apr. 02 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Medis
Apr. 03 – Oslo, Norway – John Dee
Apr. 04 – Bergen, Norway – Garage
Apr. 06 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
Apr. 07 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Small Hall
Apr. 08 – Schijndel, Netherlands – Paaspop Festival
Apr. 09 – Brussels, Belgium – AB Box
Apr. 11 – Paris, France – Fleche D’Or

View the tour flyer at

May 18 – St. Catharines, ON – Pretty Barracuda
May 19 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 20 – Grand Bend, ON – TBA
May 28 – Landgraaf, Netherlands – Pinkpop Festival
Jun. 01 – Nuremberg, Germany – Rock im Park
Jun. 02 – Nürburg, Germany – Rock am Ring
Jun. 07 – Sölvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 10 – Castle Donington, UK – Download Festival
Jul. 06 – Ruissalo, Finland – Ruisrock Festival
Jul. 14/15 – Joensuu, Finland – Ilosaarirock Festival

RIVAL SONS’ breakthrough album, PRESSURE & TIME, is available now as a special Redux edition, featuring a host of extra material essential for die-hard fans and newcomers alike.  Included are two incredible bonus tracks, “Company Man” and “Life For This Road”, plus a bonus DVD featuring these great videos:

* ‘Gypsy Heart’, ‘Pressure and Time’ and ‘Soul’ live from High Voltage festival
* ‘Pressure and Time’, ‘All Over the Road’ and ‘Get What’s Coming’ official promo videos
* ‘Pressure and Time’ live backstage at Werchter festival
* Pressure & Time promo trailer

Get the PRESSURE & TIME Redux CD/DVD now in Europe at or in North America at

The PRESSURE & TIME Redux is also available now on iTunes, including all bonus tracks and videos, at

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