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Download Announcing 9 Bands Today

If I had money, I'd totally travel to Europe for Download. That and Sweden Rock are two fests I've obsessed over for years...and it seems like I'm never going to get there. By the time I get it together, I'll be geriatric and not able to handle a pit. I digress. Later today, Download officials will announce their first batch of confirmed bands. The fest takes place June 11-13 and is the 30th anniversary of rock events at Donnington Park (Leicestershire, UK).

Who will headline? Well, I'm not sure but most people seem to think AC/DC sure is logical and that would be huge! Other guesses are Steel Panther, Scorpions, Them Crooked Vultures, Bullet for My Valentine and Soundgarden. I'm sure the nine bands announced later today will rule and I'm so jealous of my UK based-readers that are already planning on attending this year's event. As always, when the lineup is announced, I'll post it here and also in the message board area for easy reference.

****First confirmed bands:****


Motley Crue at Download 2009

Reader Comments (7)

The Scorpions have just announced that they are retiring after this next tour, so a Download headline would be nice - but somehow I doubt it, not big enough with the 'kids'.
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTony
I wouldn't be so quick to judge if the scorps are done, new album publicity stunt?
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
I didn't say they were done, just that they had announced their retirement ;p
Be nice to think that they have the integrity to be genuine - but who knows?
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTony
pretty amazing first list of 9. and to think they still have about 80 bands left to put on the bill. jealousy
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwill
Man, what a line up! If I can get it together, I'm goin'!

p.s. If the Scorps say they are retiring, I tend to believe 'em. They don't seem like the type of band to pull a Kiss maneuver. In fact, I'd put money on it, this is it for them. And I'm gonna be at M3 for that one!
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
AC/DC's a killer booking since they rarely do festival gigs,but after just having annouced a few bands I think Download looks weaker than Sonisphere.
January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
More bands announced last nite, including CINDERELLA, RATT, Y&T, Saxon, Steel Panther....
March 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertashski

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