Download Festival to honour Marshall Amps founder Jim Marshall at this year's event

Metal bash will rename its Main Stage as 'The Jim Marshall Stage' for 2012

Download Festival to honour Marshall Amps founder Jim Marshall at this year's event

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Download Festival organiser Andy Copping has announced that the festival will be paying tribute to Marshall Amps founder Jim Marshall this year.

Marshall passed away earlier this month at the age of 88 and Copping was among those to immediately pay tribute to him. The organiser has now gone one step further and has announced that the event will rename its Main Stage as 'The Jim Marshall Stage' for one year only.

Copping tweeted the announcement today (April 12), writing: "The main stage at Download this year is going to be named The Jim Marshall Stage as a tribute to the great wall of speakers & amps man."

The organiser also confirmed that over 10 news acts had joined the event's bill with Breed 77, Shadows Fall, Ghost, La Dispute and Aiden frontman William Control among the new additions.

The festival, which will be headlined by The Prodigy, Metallica and a reunited Black Sabbath, takes place over the weekend of June 8-10 at Donington Park.

See Downloadfestival.com for more information about the festival.

To check the availability of Download Festival 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The Download Festival line-up so far is as follows:

Metallica
The Prodigy
Black Sabbath
Soundgarden
Biffy Clyro
You Me At Six
Chase & Status
Tenacious D
Machine Head
Trivium
Anthrax
Black Veil Brides
NOFX
Shinedown
Killswitch Engage
Opeth
Nightwish
Devildriver
Rise Against
Steel Panther
Slash
Megadeth
Five Finger Death Punch
Kyuss Lives
Billy Talent
Black Label Society
Terrorvision
As I Lay Dying,
Reckless Love
Fear Factory
Saint Jude
My Passion
Six Hour Sundown
Lawnmother Deth
The Union
Silent Descent
Ginger Wildheart
Lamb Of God
August Burns Red
Little Angels
Devin Townsend Project
Ugly Kid Joe
Butcher Babies
Heaven's Basement
Fozzy
Cancer Bats
Rise To Remain
Dropkick Murphys
Corey Taylor
We Are The Ocean
Soil
James Cleaver Quintet
Gun
Marmozets
Refused
Upon A Burning Body
While She Sleeps
Red, White And Blues
The Defiled
Lower Than Atlantis
Stellar Revival
Kobra And The Lotus
Europe
Halestorm
Turbonegro
Theory Of A Deadman
Anti-Nowhere League
Mallory Knox
The Safety Fire
Emmure
Broken
Firewind
Gallows
Kids In Glass Houses
Don Broco
Four Year Strong
Porter Robinson
Sanguine
T.Mills
Edguy
Rival Sons
Black Spiders
Fearless Vampire Killers
Sylosis
Kopek
Saxon
The Quireboys
Sebastian Bach
The Treatment
4 Arm
Breed 77
The Dirty Youth
Feed The Rhino
Freebase
Ghost
Kamchatka
La Dispute
The Minutes
Royal Cartel
Shadows Fall
Yashin
Tyla
Voodoo Johnson
William Control
With One Last Breath


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