Download organisers are 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”. Festival promoter, Andy Copping said: “The music industry lost an innovator and 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.”
With only eight weeks to go until Download Festival 2012 opens its gates, organisers have confirmed another 19 acts who’ll appear across the weekend of June 8, 9 and 10 at Donington Park. Leading the charge are Swedish heavy metallers Ghost, blues rockers Saint Jude (who count Ronnie Wood and Jimmy Page as fans), American metallers Shadows Fall (whose new album is produced by Killswitch Engage bassist Adam Dutkiewicz), 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. The first round of Download club nights have been announced to whet fans appetites. Across the UK on the nights of 20 / 21 April, rock clubs all over the UK will be taken over by the spirit of Download.
20 – London, Sin, The Electric Ballroom
21 – Newcastle, Legends
21 – Birmingham, Vudu
21 – London, Decadence, St Moritz
21 – Nottingham, Rock City
21 – Manchester, Satan’s Hollow
21 – Liverpool, Krazy House
21 – Norwich, Meltdown, The Waterfront
21 – Sheffield, Reservoir Rocks, The Corporation
21 – Glasgow, The Cathouse
21 – Cardiff, Bogiez
21 – Wolverhampton, Corrosion at The Wulfrun
More club nights will be announced shortly, with details published on the festival website.
A limited number of day and weekend tickets are also available here.