Def Leppard are to headline the first night of the Download Festival. And they’re one of 21 bands just announced for the event at Donington, which happens from June 10-12.
This week, we’ve a live extravaganza, courtesy of Down, Black Sabbath and Mott The Hoople. Plus newies from Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Doobie Brothers and Bad Religion, a reissue from Supertramp. Oh, and a glimpes of Richie Sambora in his pre-Bon Jovi days.
Time for everything to reach a suitable crescendo. We review Magnum, Uriah Heep, Argent and Marillion on the Prog stage. Clutch, Opeth and Down on the Metal Hammer stage. And Joe Bonamassa, Down ‘N’ Outz and ELP on the main stage.