Muse will headline Download Festival 2015.

The 'Plug in Baby' hitmakers will make their debut appearance at the rock event on the second night, Saturday 13 June, and are looking forward to taking to the stage in Donnington Park.

They said in a statement: ''We're really looking forward to Download. We've never played the festival before so it's going to be really special.''

Joining Muse on the main stage on the Saturday will be Faith No More, while Marilyn Manson has been confirmed as second stage headliner that night.

The trio join the previously-announced Friday acts of Slipknot - who will close the main stage - Judas Priest, Five Finger Death Punch and Black Stone Cherry.

The final headliners are expected to be announced later this week.

Slipknot were unveiled as Friday headliners yesterday (17.11.14), and said they were delighted to be returning to the festival for a third time.

Frontman Corey Taylor said: ''Being invited back to Download always feels like coming home. Headlining Download, for the 3rd time, feels like the culmination of a life's dream. It's an honour, a privilege and we're all looking forward to it.''

The 2014 festival saw Avenged Sevenfold, Aerosmith and Linkin Park top the bill.