Richie Sambora confirmed for Download

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has been added to this year's Download festival, joining headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith.

Sambora, whose last album was 2012’s ‘Aftermath of the Lowdown’, has been added to a line-up that already includes headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith.

Also added to the bill today are psychedelic Bristolians Turbowolf, Birmingham’s Cyota, and Labour MP Tom Watson’s favourite new band, post-grunge noise warriors Drenge. They will be joined by The Temperance Movement, Nothing More, Dead City Streets and Goldray.

Download Festival 2014 takes place from June 13-15 at Donington Park, Derbyshire. Tickets are on sale now.

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.