Swedish hardcore punks Refused added to Download 2012 bill

It has been confirmed that Refused – the not long reformed Swedish hardcore punk band – are to appear at the 2012 Download Festival.

The Swedish band were originally scheduled to appear at Sonisphere 2012, alongside KISS, Faith No More, Lacuna Coil, Incubus and Marilyn Manson, but in March 2012, it was announced that this year’s Sonisphere would not go ahead.

Download 2012 will take place at Donington Park on 8th-10th June inclusive and feature Metallica, The Prodigy, Black Sabbath, Motley Crue and more. It is not yet known whether the festival, now in it’s tenth year, will pick up any other artists left without festival appearances following Sonisphere’s cancellation.