Metal bash set to kick off at Donington Park
Other acts playing on the Main Stage today include the recently-reformed Limp Bizkit and Billy Talent.
The Second Stage is scheduled to see performances from acts including headliners Motley Crue, as well as Lacuna Coil and Opeth.
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