Thursday, 22 October 2015

Maiden, Sabbath and Rammstein for Download 2016

IRON Maiden, Black Sabbath and Rammstein have been announced as the headliners of next summer's Download Festival.

It means a final UK festival appearance in the Midlands for Ozzy Osbourne and co as Sabbath bows out after a 50-year career. 

They will take to the stage on Saturday, June 11th, at Donington. Ozzy said: "Download is my absolute favourite summer festival. It's always like coming home. See you all there."

German masters Rammstein will headline on the Friday night, their first appearance there since tearing the festival a new on back in 2013.

Booker Andy Copping said: "In 2013 they delivered quite possibly the best Download headline performance ever! I know they will step up and deliver for us again. If you haven't seen them before, don't miss them - you will not be disappointed!”

Copping has also delivered a third top-rate headliner with Iron Maiden bringing in their Book of Souls tour to close the Sunday night.

Frontman Bruce Dickinson will fly the band, their crew and their entire stage production to Donington on their Ed Force One 747-400 Jumbo Jet.

He said: "Download is a very special place for us. Not just because it’s always great to play on home turf but because there’s a truly unique vibe there, it’s the very heart of England and of Metal, so a fitting place for Iron Maiden! 

"The crowd is always fiercely passionate and the whole band feeds off that famous Donington energy. We aim to deliver a really memorable show for our fans to close the 2016 Festival."

A gazillion more bands will be added in the coming weeks and months, but if the headliners are enough for you - and, quite frankly they should be - head to for ticket details.

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