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12th April 2012

Download to honour ‘the Father of Loud’

19 more bands have been added to the Download bill

Download are set to honour the recent passing of Jim Marshall by dedicating this year’s main stage to ‘the Father of Loud’ and the man responsible for ‘the Sound of Rock’.

“The music industry lost an innovator & a legend with the sad passing of Jim Marshall. We had to remember him in some way and having the main stage dedicated to his name seemed the perfect tribute.”
Download promoter, Andy Copping

Download Festival have just confirmed another 19 acts and leading the charge are acclaimed Swedish heavy metallers Ghost, blues rockers Saint Jude, American metallers Shadows Fall and My Passion.

Also announced today are Feed The Rhino, La Dispute, Breed 77, Lawnmother Deth, Six Hour Sundown, Silent Descent, With One Last Breath, The Union, No Americana, Royal Cartel, Tyla, The Dirty Youth, Yashin, Voodoo Johnson and Sanguine.

A 5th stage has been confirmed with the return of the JägerRock Truck as The Jägermeister Acoustic stage. The JägerRock Truck will host exclusive acoustic sets from famous live rockbands across the weekend.

Download 2012 is headlined by The Prodigy, Metallica and Black Sabbath.

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