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Download Festival UK 2012MORE BANDS, A 5TH STAGE REVEALED AND MAIN STAGE TRIBUTE!

With only eight weeks to go until Download Festival 2012 opens its gates, organisers have confirmed another 18 acts that’ll appear across the festival weekend.

Leading the charge are acclaimed Swedish heavy metallers Ghost, blues rockers Saint Jude (who count Ronnie Wood and Jimmy Page as fans), American metallers Shadows Fall and Kerrang!-championed Brits My Passion.

Also announced today are Feed The Rhino, La Dispute, Lawnmother Deth, Six Hour Sundown, Silent Descent, With One Last Breath, The Union, No Americana, Royal Cartel, Tyla, The Dirty Youth, Yashin, Voodoo Johnson and Sanguine.

Organisers have also confirmed a 5th stage at this year’s Download, with the return of the JägerRock Truck as The Jägermeister Acoustic Stage.  After its success over the last few years and back by popular demand, the JägerRock Truck will host exclusive acoustic sets from famous live rock bands across the weekend.

This year at Download, the late Jim Marshall will be honoured by dedicating this year’s Main Stage to ‘the Father of Loud’ and the man responsible for ‘the Sound of Rock’. The Jim Marshall Stage at Download 2012 will play host to some of the biggest bands in rock, including Black Sabbath, Metallica, Soundgarden, Megadeth and many more.

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Download Festival UK 2012REFUSED AND 12 MORE BANDS CONFIRMED FOR DOWNLOAD 2012 LINE UP!

In what organisers are calling their biggest year to date, a further 13 acts  have been added to this year’s stellar line-up including Refused, Kids in Glass Houses, Lower Than Atlantis, Four Year Strong and many more…

Set to show crowds the shape of punk to come, Swedish band Refused will make their exclusive UK festival appearance at Download. Earlier this year, the band announced their long awaited reunion – this is one comeback show you do NOT want to miss!

Additionally, hardcore punk rockers Gallows return to Donington for our 10th year with their new line-up (including front man Wade McNeil, former Alexisonfire) and a new EP.  Kids in Glass Houses will return following the success of their third studio album Gold Blood, released last year.  Alternative Brit rockers Lower than Atlantis also join the bill for what’s set to be the ultimate 10th birthday celebration. Bringing the hardcore pop punk, American natives Four Year Strong are joining the line-up with last year’s tour supports and nu metal Brits Don Broco.

Hailing from across the pond, electronic producer Porter Robinson has also been added, alongside Riverside rapper T. Mills.  Other new additions include the likes of theatrical rock troupe Fearless Vampire Killers, female-fronted Kobra & The Lotus, German power metallers Edguy and American blues rock band Rival Sons, fresh from their UK support tour with Black Stone Cherry. Sheffield superstars Black Spiders also return to Donington, following their Download debut in 2009.

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Download Festival UK 2012DOWNLOAD REVEALS A DIRTY DOZEN BANDS FOR 2012

Making their Download debut in 2012, Sweden’s most successful rock group Europe are confirmed, and will be bringing hits such as The Final Countdown and Rock The Night to the Donington masses.

Pennsylvanian quartet Halestorm, led by the enigmatic Lizzy Hale, will be making their second appearance at Download, along with Greek heavy metallers Firewind, who last played the festival in 2008.

Norwegian “deathpunk” act Turbonegro will be back (featuring Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G) alongside platinum selling Roadrunner signings Theory Of A Deadman and their upcoming tour mates Stellar Revival.

We’ve also added long standing Brit punk band Anti-Nowhere League, the mixed bag of sound that is Bristol’s Turbowolf and acclaimed Cambridge rockers Mallory Knox to the bill.

Completing this latest announcement are Radio 1 championed prog metallers The Safety Fire, American deathcore act Emmure and infectious hard rockers Broken.

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Download Festival UK 2012LEAP YEAR ADDITIONS TO THE DOWNLOAD BILL!
Announced moments ago on his Facebook and Twitter pages, Download head man Andy Copping revealed afurther 22 bands for this year’s festival, check them out:

The Treatment, Corey Taylor (Acoustic) – Corey Taylor Will Not Clash With Metallica, We Are The Ocean, Sebastian Bach, The Quireboys, Saxon, Rise To Remain, Kopek, Sylosis, James Cleaver Quintet, The Defiled, Red, White & Blues, Dropkick Murphys, While She Sleeps, Upon A Burning Body, Cancer Bats, The Marmozets, Gun, Fozzy, Heaven’s Basement, Butcher Babies, Soil

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e-tainmentnews european festival blog logoBLACK SABBATH WILL ONLY PLAY ONE FESTIVAL SHOW THIS SUMMER

Unfortunately due to Tony Iommi’s ongoing treatment Black Sabbath have cancelled all but one of their European festival / tour dates.  They will be playing Download Festival on June the 10th with the rest of the shows being billed as OZZY & FRIENDS so not to let the fans down.

See the official press release:

BLACK SABBATH – who late last year confirmed the recording of their first new album in more than 33 years and a worldwide headlining tour, have had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi’s battle with lymphoma. At this time, BLACK SABBATH will perform only one show of this summer’s previously scheduled European tour. It will take place Sunday, June 10th at the U.K.’s Download Festival.

So as not to let the promoters and fans down, OZZY OSBOURNE will now perform the majority of the previously scheduled BLACK SABBATH dates (both festival performances and the headlining shows) billed as OZZY & FRIENDS. These “first ever” OZZY & FRIENDS shows will feature appearances by “special guest” musicians including GEEZER BUTLER (who will join Ozzy for a special BLACK SABBATH set as a show of respect and support to their friend, Tony Iommi) and longtime former OZZY band member Zakk Wylde. In addition, OZZY will be accompanied by longtime collaborator and friend Slash at select shows, with other “special guests” set to join the tour at various stops along the way (full list of dates, appearances below).

Tony Iommi continues to make excellent progress and is looking forward to getting back out on the road. Meanwhile, BLACK SABBATH continue to write and record music in the U.K. for their upcoming album. More information about these dates and BLACK SABBATH’s recording and touring plans is forthcoming.

The tour now looks like this:
BLACK SABBATH
Sun 6/10 Donington UK Download Festival

OZZY AND FRIENDS

Wed 5/23 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena
Fri 5/25 Stockholm, Sweden Stadium
Sun 5/27 Jelling, Denmark Jelling Festival
Tue 5/29 Bergen, Norway Bergen Calling Festival
Thu 5/31 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
Sat 6/2 Malmo, Sweden Malmo Stadium
Mon 6/4 Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle
Wed 6/6 Prague, Czech Rep O2 Arena
Fri 6/15 Vitoria, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
Sun 6/17 Clisson, France Hellfest
Fri 6/22 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
Sun 6/24 Milan, Italy Gods of Metal Festival
Tue 6/26 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
Thu 6/28 Belgrade, Serbia USCE Park
Sun 7/1 Athens, Greece Rockwave Festival – Terra

Download Festival UK 2012SIX NEW NAMES ADDED TO DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL LINE UP 2012

First up, Killswitch Engage are coming back to Download in 2012, having stepped in at the last minute to play the festival in 2010.  With Jesse Leach back as the band’s lead singer, we can’t wait to welcome the band back to Donington in June.

Also on the bill are NOFX, one of the most dedicated and prolific touring bands on the live circuit, and yet another incredible addition to the Download 2012 bill.  

Black Veil Brides will be returning in 2012, having blown us away with a phenomenal set last year. The band continue to gain in popularity, and their performance this year is promising to be even more of a spectacle than last time.

Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish have been confirmed, and will be playing tracks from their awesome 14-year-long career, including songs from their latest record Imaginaerum.

Oh yeah, and the ferocious Shinedown will also be ripping it at Donington in 2012 too, blasting out tracks from their new album Amaryllis as well as a bunch of their classics as well.

Rounding off this announcement are Swedish band Opeth!

The big news today is that day tickets for Download Festival will be sale tomorrow morning (February 17) at 9.00am!

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Download Festival UK 201214 MORE BANDS JOIN THIS YEAR’S DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL LINE UP!

So as promised by Download head man Andy Copping last week we can now bring you the next 14 bands for this year’s Download festival and we are sure there are one or two that you are going to like!!

Headlining the 2nd stage on Sunday will be RISE AGAINST, and another favourite from 2 years ago SLASH head the line up announcement this morning!  Joining them will be MEGADETH who play the main stage on Sunday, with STEEL PANTHER and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY also on the main stage on Sunday, and returning to Download for a 3rd time are BILLY TALENT and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH!

Other new additions include KYUSS LIVES, TERRORVISION, AS I LAY DYING,  FEAR FACTORY PERIPHERY, GINGER and RECKLESS LOVE.

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Download Festival UK 2012DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT (PART 2)

Following on from the earlier band announcement Download organisers have revealed that MACHINE HEAD will be playing the main stage on Friday night and getting a full hour slot!

Other bands also announced tonight are Trivium, Lamb of God, Anthrax, DevilDriver, Devin Townsend Project, Little Angels, Ugly Kid Joe AND August Burns Red

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Download Festival UK 2012SOME BIG NAMES ANNOUNCED FOR DOWNLOAD (PART 1)

It has just been announced on Radio 1 that Soundgarden (first UK performance since 1996), Biffy Clyro (playing before Metallica), Tenacious D, Chase And Status (special guests to The Prodigy) and You Me At Six will be playing Download 2012!

Stay tuned for more acts later tonight!

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Download Festival UK 2012THE PRODIGY TO HEADLINE FRIDAY AT DOWNLOAD 2012

The Prodigy are coming back to Download in 2012, and have promised to deliver their most energetic and spectacular performance they’ve ever put on at Donington. Following some phenomenal sets in previous years, this is sure to be one incredible show.

“We have chosen to headline Download Festival as our only uk festival show next year,” said the band on Facebook. “(We) will be playin some new songs for the first time from our next album due later 2012 …….. see you there – Liam, Keef & Maxim”.

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Download Festival UK 2012BLACK SABBATH HEADLINING SUNDAY NIGHT AT DOWNLOAD

Probably not the best kept secret but shortly after the Black Sabbath announcement this evening Download bosses reveal that they will headline the Sunday night at next year’s festival

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Download Festival UK 2012METALLICA TO HEADLINE DOWNLOAD’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Just announced on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show and the Download facebook page – METALLICA (as predicted) are the first headliners named for next year’s Download Festival!

This will be an exclusive UK performance of their massive #1 album Metallica, more commonly known simply as The Black Album. It WILL get loud – bring it on!!

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 18th November

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