Metallica For Download!
A reputable source close to the band claimed that, “Metallica are sure to perform a stripped down and reduced set on the second stage sometime during the late afternoon.”
The surprise show will mark bassist Robert Trujillo’s UK debut and will be the UK’s first opportunity to hear the first new Metallica songs in six years ahead of the ‘St Anger’ album, due out on June 9th.
Metallica’s appearance at Download may go someway towards making up for the disappointment felt by ticket holders when previous Sunday headliners Limp Bizkit cancelled their appearance earlier this month. Metallica will still headline the Carling Weekender in August.