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Rammstein to headline Download Festival 2016

Rammstein to headline Download Festival 2016

Rammstein will headline Download Festival 2016 alongside Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.

The German hellraisers have announced they will play Europe's legendary rock and metal music festival's main stage on Friday 10 June at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England.

In a statement, the band - Till Lindemann and Flake Lorenz, Christoph Schneider, Paul Landers, Richard Z. Kruspe and Oliver Riedel - said: "Download is a festival; it is not a moon landing"

The industrial Goth masters will bring their off the scale pyrotechnics and techno production back to Donington, where they played back in 2013.

Ozzy Osbourne's band Black Sabbath will close the main stage on Saturday June 11.

Ozzy said: "Download is my absolute favourite summer festival. It's always like coming home. See you all there!

And Iron Maiden will bring the festival to a spectacular close on Sunday 12 June.

The heavy metallers will fly in to East Midlands Airport on their Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet Ed Force One, piloted by Bruce Dickinson and carrying band, crew, stage production and equipment over 55,000 miles around the world, visiting 35 countries on 'The Book Of Souls World Tour'.

Bruce recently said: "Download is a very special place for us. Not just because it's always great to play on home turf but because there's a truly unique vibe there, it's the very heart of England and of Metal, so a fitting place for Iron Maiden!

"The crowd is always fiercely passionate and the whole band feeds off that famous Donington energy. We aim to deliver a really memorable show for our fans to close the 2016 Festival."

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