If you head over to Metal Hammer’s website tonight at around 8:00pm, you’ll apparently get to see what line-up the organisers have put together to draw attention away from Download’s already unfeasibly interesting bill (which got better on Friday with six more bands joining Andy Copping’s merry metal fest – including Nightwish, apparently just to spite me and my festival aversion).
(Pic by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
As the image suggests, the hot gossip has it that Queen will headline a night, as will Faith No More. Van Halen are also touted, but I would believe Ed, Dave, Alex and Wolfgang making the trip to Europe when I saw it happening live in front of me.
Iron Maiden would have been in with a shout but their Summer US arena tour presumably makes that less likely – apparently Cypress Hill have pre-emptively outed themselves as playing.
An emboldened commenter on the Hammer site gave a shout for the possibility of AC/DC also headlining a night – we’ll certainly have a better picture of things later this evening…