||RAMMSTEIN ANNOUNCED AS DOWNLOAD 2012 HEADLINER ALONGSIDE IRON MAIDEN
21st September 2012
After yesterday's announcement that the mighty Iron Maiden will be one of the three headliners at Download 2013, it has now been confirmed that Rammstein will also be a headliner at the UK's Premier Metal Festival.
Rammstein actually let the cat out of the bag yesterday with a premature post on their official website which was removed shortly after it was posted but the news is now official.
This will be Rammstein's first ever appearance at Download and Iron Maiden's fifth. Maiden will now become the band with the most Download/Donington headline appearances ever.
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Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson said: "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 and fantastic party atmosphere!"