It's Download news catch up time here at Scribes. Recently six new bands were added to the bill to join headliners Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Rammstein and we've got all the details right here.
First up on Friday Rammstein are set to be joined by nu metal originators KoRn, who will occupy Friday's special guest slot, a choice that may well please many Download-goers. Prior to KoRn, British rock n'roll legends Motorhead will be making a return to Download off the back of their new album Bad Magic, which is being heralded as one of the best of their four decades together as a band. Let's hope all recent health issues will be behind them by next June.
Saturday sees two massive names join Black Sabbath on the always traditionally jam packed Middle Saturday. Alt metal icons Deftones will serve in the special guest slot, having done so at Download twice before in previous years. As with the last time Deftones were on Donington soil in 2010, they will be joined by Big Four thrash legends Megadeth, who've just finished thrilling UK audiences topping the bill on a tour with Lamb of God, Children Of Bodom and Sylosis.
Sunday sees the return to Download of Finnish symphonic metal giants Nightwish, who will follow their soon to be upcoming sold out Wembley Arena show with their biggest appearance on the Download line up thus far. Joining them will be American arena filling metal outfit Disturbed, who made their return this Summer after a four year hiatus. Disturbed and Nightwish will join British metal institutions Iron Maiden on the closing day of Download 2016.
Tickets for the Download Festival and further information can be obtained from the official festival website www.downloadfestival.co.uk. Please stay tuned for more info about new additions to the line up as soon as have them.