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Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris took time out to talk exclusively to NME.COM, about the band’s return to Donington for the Main Stage Sunday headline slot of this year’s Download Festival.

Harris was on site a day early having brought his children along to see Saturday night headliners Linkin Park. Lead Singer Bruce Dickinson was also rumoured to be in the crowd.

To see exactly what Steve had to say about the band’s set and rumours of the band planning to drive a tank onstage Click here for our Exclusive video interview

That’s it for this year’s Download Festival, but you can get all the news, reviews, blogs and pictures from the event – plus those from Isle of Wight, which also took place this weekend – at NME.COM/festivals now.

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Plus make sure you check out next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from June 13 – for exclusive coverage of all the weekend’s action.