They’ve announced the first few bands to be playing Download. AC/DC are headlining, which’ll be stupidly fun, and there are some pretty strong names up there. As more bands are announced, they’ll all appear on the official Download site.
There are rumours, though. Van Halen, Metallica, Alexisonfire, Killing Joke and Soundgarden have all been suggested on variously unreliable sites as playing there. We’d also be very surprised if Steel Panther (as seen in our current issue) didn’t pop up, as they went down a storm last year.
Tickets go on sale on Friday. We’re not sure what the situation is regarding showing the England v USA World Cup game on the Saturday, but you’d think they’d have to. We’ll find out and let you know.