Download Confirm First 9 Bands!
AC/DC, Megadeth and more confirmed for this year’s Download festival!
AC/DC, Stone Temple Pilots, Them Crooked Vultures, Deftones, Bullet For My Valentine, Megadeth, Motorhead, Wolfmother and Volbeat are the first band’s confirmed for this year’s Download festival!
AC/DC will mark their fourth appearance at Donington and their first UK festival performance since their legendary set at Donington Monsters Of Rock in 1991. If you really need a reason to get excited, have some of this.
Andy Copping, Download Festival Promoter, commented, “Download 2010 will be one for the history books. It will see the return of the world’s greatest rock band to the most legendary and spiritual home of rock. We have been pushing for this moment for many years, but for this to become reality alongside the likes of Them Crooked Vultures, Motörhead and Megadeth is the best 30th Anniversary of the site we could have dreamed of, it’s also going to be a fantastic tribute to Maurice Jones who started this all off back in 1980.”
John Probyn, COO Live Nation explained, “The Donington site and its continuing flexibility should take some of the credit for the longevity and success of both Monsters of Rock and Download Festival. We are thrilled that our 30-year association with the site will be marked not only with a superb line-up, but also by the expansion of Download 2010 to accommodate more festival-goers than ever.”
AC/DC are the only confirmed headliners thus far but, as explained in his Download blog over the weekend, Copping has confirmed that he has “deliberately held a few bands back so that we can keep the news stories flowing but be rest assured more top line acts will be announced sooner rather than later.”
Amazingly, none of the members of Them Crooked Vultures have ever played at Donington and this year’s Download will also mark the first UK Stone Temple Pilots show for almost 9 years.
Weekend tickets for Download 2010 go on sale 9am Friday 29 January.
Metal Hammer are also delighted that we will be media partners at this year’s Download festival! Look for more exciting Download-related content around these parts in the near future!