Yes it's official. Download have confirmed the three headlining acts next year will be Sabbath, Metallica and The Prodigy...
The Prodigy will headline on Friday 8th June, Metallica Saturday 9th June and the original line-up of Black Sabbath - featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward - will close the festival on Sunday 10th June. This will be Sabbath's only appearance next year.
Andy Copping of Live Nation enthused:
"The reunion of the original line-up of Black Sabbath has been one of the most talked about stories of the year. I am thrilled that the band will return to Donington Park next year to help us mark ten years of the Download Festival."
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Metallica, meanwhile, will be treating Download to an exclusive UK performance of their best-selling, number one album 'Metallica' ('The Black Album').
The Prodigy will be bringing a mixed set to Donington 2012, with plenty of classics plus some new tracks. This will be the third time they've played Download but the first time they'll be playing the main stage.