Mastodon have been added to next year's Download Festival, which already includes Motorhead, Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Queens of the Stone Age.

Festival organiser, Andy Copping took to his twitter last night to confirmed the Atlanta Band will play the main stage on the Saturday of the weekender held in Donnington Park over the 14th to 16th June.

Mastodon are currently in the studio working on the soundtrack to the Monsters Inc sequel.