FACT­FILE on... Down­load Fes­ti­val

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

METAL and rock fes­ti­val Down­load was first held at Don­ing­ton Park in the sum­mer of 2003.

It orig­i­nally started life as a two-day fes­ti­val to re­place the for­mer Mon­sters of Rock fes­ti­vals, which ran dur­ing the 1990s.

How­ever, it switched to a three-day spec­tac­u­lar in 2005.

Bri­tish leg­ends Iron Maiden were the first to head­line the fes­ti­val in 2003, which has since seen Linkin Park, Me­tal­lica, Black Sab­bath and Guns N’ Roses take the main slot in re­cent years.

Gizz’s for­mer band­mates from the Prodigy wowed crowds at the 2009 Down­load - in­clud­ing vo­cal­ist Maxim Re­al­ity - aka Keith Palmer - who is from Peter­bor­ough and at­tended Jack Hunt School.

This year’s fes­ti­val will see AC/DC, Rage Against Ma­chine and Aero­smith head­line the main stage, with other acts in­clud­ing Billy Idol, Mo­tor­head, Bul­let For My Valen­tine, 30 Sec­onds to Mars and Slash.

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