Guitar legend to be honoured at Download
...as 14 more bands are announced!
25 April 2007
The second stage, this year hosting the likes of Motley Crue, Korn and Napalm Death, will now be called the Dimebag Darrell Stage.
The famed guitarist, whose former bands included Pantera, Damage Plan and Rebel Meet Rebel, was shot dead on stage during a gig in Columbus, Ohio, in 2004.
Download goers were among the countless rock fans across the world left stunned by the 38-year-old's sudden and untimely death.
Vinnie Paul, Dimebag Darrell's brother and drummer in Pantera, Damageplan and Rebel Meet Rebel, said: “I am proud to announce we have the privilege of honoring my brother Dimebag Darrell by naming the Second Stage after him... This is a huge honour and I’m sure the blacktooths will be flowin!"
Organisers have also announced the latest batch of bands who'll be playing at the rock festival, which takes place from 8-10 June at Donington Racetrack.
Paramore, Cancer Bats, Satellite Party, Head Automatica, Napalm Death, Suicidal Tendencies, Saosin, Zico Chain, My Vitriol, Yourcodenameis:Milo, The Answer, Orange Goblin, Porcupine Tree and Anathema will all perform - many of them on the newly named Dimebag Darrell stage.
Weekend tickets to Download are still on sale and are available to buy HERE.
Other acts playing over the weekend include My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Wolfmother, Marilyn Manson, Velvet Revolver, Machine Head and many more.
Click HERE for the full lineup.