Black Sabbath for Download 2005

Photographer:John Bownas

Ross Purdie - 26 January 2005

The announcement confirms that Black Sabbath will be on the European festival circuit this summer and means they will be likely to play a UK date. There's be no better suited festival in this country than Download!

System Of A Down have already confirmed they will be playing the Sunday night, so we predict that Black Sabbath could fill the Saturday evening slot.

VF also has reason to believe that Velvet Revolver will be playing at the festival, possibly supporting one of the headline acts. After all Donington Park  is where Guns 'N' Roses put themselves on the map back in 1988! (back then at the Monsters Of Rock festival.)

Other strong rumours doing the rounds concerning this year's Download line-up include Motley Crue, The Datsuns, The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, Green Day, Iron Maiden, Incubus, Slipknot, HIM, Ash, and outside bet AC/DC.

In 2004, Metallica and Linkin Park headlined the 60,000 capacity rock festival.

Download 2005 takes place at Donington Park, Derbyshire, on 11-12 June. It is believed that tickets will go on sale to Download members in early February.

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