The German metal band will close the opening night of the 2016 festival.
German metallers Rammstein have been named as the third and final headlining act for next year’s Download festival. The annual metal festival, which will take place June 10-12, 2016 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, will also be headlined by Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden.
Rammstein will headline next year’s Download Festival along with Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden.
Rammstein will headline on the Friday night, with Black Sabbath taking top billing on the Saturday. The festival will then be closed by Iron Maiden, making their third headlining appearance, on the Sunday evening.
Speaking about the line-up Download promoter, Andy Copping said, "I cannot wait for this year- three of the biggest names in rock are heading to Donington. Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath have legacies to rival Download Festival and its rich rock heritage, it’s a match made in rock heaven.”
“The mighty Iron Maiden back after another yet another Number One album, the legendary Black Sabbath on their final tour and Rammstein who blow me away every time I see them – their headlining set at Download 2016 will make rock history,” Copping added.
Earlier this week Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson spoke about what it meant for him and his band to play the festival again. “Download is a very special place for us," Dickinson said. "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.”
Dickinson also added that the band were looking forward to playing a number of new songs live, but their set will also include plenty of ‘older fan favourites too.’ “I think the fans will be delighted by what we have in mind…We are working hard to bring you all something spectacular, something with a lot of heart. You certainly deserve it for your patience."