Rammstein, Black Sabbath & Iron Maiden to headline Download Festival 2016

And just like that, we’ve got our leading lot for Download Festival 2016…

Rammstein have been confirmed as Friday night headliners, with Black Sabbath heading up proceedings on Saturday and Iron Maiden closing the festival on Sunday night.

Download Festival 2016 returns to Donington Park between 10-12 June 2016, celebrating its 14th year at the legendary home of rock and metal.

Tickets for Download Festival 2016 go on sale at 09:00 on Friday 23 October, just head to

Weekend and day tickets will be available from Friday, with Day Tickets priced at £75, Weekend Arena Only £170, 3 Night Camping £195 and 5 Night Camping £205.

Download Festival 2016 headliners

On the news, Iron Maiden frontman, Bruce Dickinson, said, “Download is a very special place for us. Not just because it’s always great to play on home turf but because there’s a truly unique vibe there, it’s the very heart of England and of Metal, so a fitting place for Iron Maiden!

“The crowd is always fiercely passionate and the whole band feeds off that famous Donington energy. We aim to deliver a really memorable show for our fans to close the 2016 Festival. Although this is our sixth time headlining at Castle Donington, it’s the first time we’ve been able to land Ed Force One right on the doorstep of the Festival site!”

While Ozzy Osbourne echoed, “Download is my absolute favourite summer festival.  It’s always like coming home.   See you all there!”

Black Sabbath - Loner

“I cannot wait for this year,” added Download festival promoter, Andy Copping. “Three of the biggest names in rock are heading to Donington.

“Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath have legacies to rival Download Festival and its rich rock heritage, it’s a match made in rock heaven. The mighty Iron Maiden back after another yet another number #1 album, the legendary Black Sabbath on their final tour and Rammstein who blow me away every time I see them – their headlining set at Download 2016 will make rock history.”

Don’t forget, tickets for Download Festival 2016 go on sale at 09:00 on Friday 23 October at