German hellraisers Rammstein have been named as the final headline act at Download Festival 2016.
The band announced that they will take to the stage at Europe’s legendary rock and metal music festival on Friday June 10, joining a bill that also includes fellow headliners Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.
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.’
Black Sabbath will perform on Saturday June 11 while Iron Maiden will close proceedings on June 12.
Ozzy said: “Download is my absolute favourite summer festival. It’s always like coming home. See you all there!’
Meanwhile Iron Maiden will jet 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.’