Rage against the Machine & Aerosmith TO HEADLINE Download Festival

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We can now confirm that legendary multi-million selling AEROSMITH and double Grammy-winning RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE will join AC/DC as headliners of the 8th Download Festival.
Aerosmith, who are celebrating 40 years as America’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll band will return to the main stage at Donington Park for the first time in 16 years. Last playing as headliners of the Donington Monsters Of Rock festival in 1994 and 1990, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry et al return with their legendary juggernaut performance, one that has earned them the title of best-selling American rock band of all time. Aerosmith have sold more than 150million albums worldwide and 66.5 million in the US alone.
Rage Against The Machine, who in a storm of publicity and heavy campaigning scored the UK Christmas No. 1 single last year, will for the very first time bring their sheer power of political alternative, hip-hop, punk rock to the festival’s main stage. To this day, Rage Against The Machine, who were presented the Hall Of Fame Award by Kerrang! Magazine in 2008, remain one of the most popular and influential political bands in contemporary music.