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The world premier rock and metal event will be back in June 2019 for another weekend of amazing live music.
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Zippo Encore Stage
The Avalanche Stage
The Dogtooth Stage
With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick 'Sav' Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) - continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group's spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. Their epic live show and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.
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One of the biggest bands in the world, UK headbangers have embraced their fiercely heavy yet enchantingly melodic sound from the off, with 1999's 'Slipknot' album achieving platinum status here. What followed was a meteoric rise to superstardom the likes of which the metal scene had never known; Top 40 singles, sold out arena tours and a media frenzy that left no one in any doubt that Slipknot's impact in the world of music would be a permanent one. Since then, the Maggots - or Slipknot fans to the uninitiated - have ensured subsequent albums have all reached top 5 chart positions, and that there is always a warm welcome when they occupy the arenas or festival fields of the UK.
See 7 tour dates featuring Slipknot
Rock metal band from LA led by Maynard James Keenan who formed the band in the late 80s while remodelling pet stores using Feng Shui. Surviving several shifts in the band's line up, Tool's brand of gloomy metal riffage has made them one of the most influential rock bands of recent years. Popular (untrue) rumours about the band include: the band sacrifice children, Maynard has breasts and that certain band members are cannibals.
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- Castle Donington
- DE74 2RP