Iron Maiden To Headline 2016 ‘Download Festival’, Paris ‘Download Festival’ Confirmed


Iron Maiden have been announced as the first headliner for the 2016 ‘Download Festival‘. The band will close out next year’s edition of the festival, performing on Sunday, June 12th. The show is being billed as the band’s ‘only UK appearance.’ Frontman Bruce Dickinson commented:

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. Although this is our sixth time headlining at Castle Donington, it’s the first time we’ve been able to land Ed Force One right on the doorstep of the festival site.”

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In other news, the ‘Download Festival‘ will be expanding to Paris, France, taking over the Longchamp Racecourse in the city from June 10th-12th. Iron Maiden will also be a headliner of that fest, playing Friday, June 10th.

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