The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have confirmed that Megadeth have been added to the 2014 bill and issued the following statement:
"We are thrilled to announce that Megadeth is confirmed to headline the Sunday night slot at Bloodstock 2014.
"This will be the thrash icons' first appearance at Bloodstock. In a career nearing 30 years and counting, Megadeth has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning five consecutive platinum albums in the US and numerous accolades along the way, including 11 Grammy nominations.
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"The band's latest studio album released in June, 'Super Collider', reunites firebrand frontman Dave Mustaine once again with guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist David Ellefson, and drummer Shawn Drover. The release debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on the UK album chart and notched up Top 40 album chart debuts in a further 22 countries worldwide."
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine commented: "2014 is the 20th Anniversary for 'Youthanasia', and we are celebrating that by headlining the Bloodstock Festival in the glorious UK. Every year Megadeth and our UK fans get closer and celebrate another year of metal greatness together. This is the beginning of 2014...the best is yet to come."
Also appearing at Bloodstock 2014, which will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 7th-10th August 2014, are Down, Saxon, Flotsam And Jetsam and Decapitated with many more still to be announced.
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