The band to celebrate 25 years since first Donington headline appearance with, erm, a headline appearance at Donington!
Download Festival have announced the first headliner for the 2013 festival, set to take place at Donington Park from June 14-16 (we're sure the 2012 festival only ended a week or so ago!).
That headliner is Iron Maiden, who will bring their 'Maiden England' tour set and production to the festival on Saturday June 15.
In the official press release frontman Bruce Dickinson says “We’re absolutely over the moon to be headlining Donington again. The idea of returning exactly 25 years later with a show inspired by that same 1988 “Seventh Son” Tour, was too good an opportunity to be missed! And, thanks to modern technology, we’ve been able to update and improve on the original production. We will be bringing a huge new lightshow, stage set, various incarnations of Eddie, plenty of pyro and all kinds of other exciting stuff for the fans. And of course treating the fans to lots of their favourite songs from that period! We’ve had many great times at Donington and there is always a wonderful mix of bands and a really wild crowd who love their metal, all of which makes for a memorable show andfantastic party atmosphere!"
Plenty of pyro and loads of Eddies? Rock Sound is happy with that!
Weekend and camping tickets for Download 2013 go onsale at 9.00am Friday, September 28 (but Vodafone customers can buy tickets 48 hours before they go on general sale, lucky them).
For more info head to downloadfestival.co.uk and click on the picture below to see all our incredible coverage from this year's event!