Metallica announced as first headliners of Download 2012
They will play the whole of The Black Album as part of their set. This is the seventh time Metallica will have played at Donington, starting at Monsters Of Rock in 1985 and also the Download Festival itself in 2006.
Says Lars Ulrich: “Six years is way toooo long to be away from the hallowed grounds of Donington Park. We are beyond psyched and feel privileged to come back once again to soak up the energy and vibe of the most legendary of festival sites”.
Next year marks the 10th anniversary for the event. It happens from 8-10 June. Weekend tickets, go on sale from 9am on Friday, November 18 at www.downloadfestival.co.uk