The highly anticipated first headliner for Download Festival 2016 has been announced!
Taking to the main stage on Sunday night will be none other than the mighty IRON MAIDEN. In support of latest studio record, The Book of Souls, the band will close one of Donnington’s biggest events of the year, frontman Bruce Dickinson comments:
“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. Although this is our sixth time headlining at Castle Donington, it’s the first time we’ve been able to land Ed Force One right on the doorstep of the Festival site!
The second headliner announcement for Saturday will be announced tomorrow at 7pm.
You can purchase tickets via the Download Festival website
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