The first three headliners for this years’ Download rock festival have been announced, and it looks like it’s going to be even bigger than last year.
The event, now in it’s fifth year, is to take place on the 8, 9, and 10 June at the historically rocking venue, Donington Park.
Download 2007 will see headline performances from three of the biggest-selling rock acts in the world – Iron Maiden, My Chemical Romance and Linkin Park.
Iron Maiden are continuing their love affair with Donington Park. Bruce Dickinson’s mob have played many storming headline sets at the racetrack-turned-venue since 1988. They last headlined in 2003.
My Chemical Romance are to headline the opening night, showing just how quickly their legion of fans have grown. MCR guitarist Frank Lero is delighted to have landed the gig: “Being asked to headline Download festival was definitely a milestone in our lives. Just two years ago we were playing the side stage and now we’re closing the main stage – a slot previously filled by Metallica, Guns N’ Roses and even Black Sabbath! These are legendary bands. I just can’t wait to play.”
Festival organisers have promised enhancements to the festival site this year – there will be extended camping facilities and an environmentally friendly ethos, with provisions for recycling being implemented for the first time.
Weekend tickets including camping are available from today, priced £145.
More acts will be confirmed soon.