Two headliners have been announced for Download Festival with a third on the way. So far, so good. None other than metal royalty Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden will be leading the charge in 2016. Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson had the following to say of this:

“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. Although this is our sixth time headlining at Castle Donington, it’s the first time we’ve been able to land Ed Force One right on the doorstep of the festival site.”

Beyond Download, both of these bands have very special tours in the works. Black Sabbath are planning their final tour (for real this time) known as “This Is The End”. You can learn more about that by CLICKING HERE. Iron Maiden are currently planning out their 55,000+ mile “Book of Souls” world tour. Likewise, you can learn more about that by CLICKING HERE.

Now, let there be music!

Black Sabbath: Facebook // Official Website // iTunes

Iron Maiden: Facebook // Twitter // iTunes // Official Website

Download Festival: Facebook // Twitter // Official Website