Although not yet confirmed it is likely that Kiss will appear on the Friday, The Offspring on Saturday, and Lostprophets on the Sunday.
Other acts so far confirmed are Finnish goth rockers HIM, veteran metallers Judas Priest as 'very special guests', Lemmy's Mötorhead, and Chicago punks Rise Against.
Download takes place over the weekend of Friday 13th to Sunday 15th June at Donington Park, Leicestershire.
Tickets for Download 2008 go on sale this Friday (8th Feb) at 9am and start from £130 for a full weekend ticket. Visit www.downloadfestival.co.uk