Download 2008: KISS and Motorhead gear up

Judas Priest, Kid Rock and The Subways performing too

Kiss, Motorhead and The Subways are some of the first acts kicking off the first day of Donington‘s Download festival today (June 13).

Kiss will headline the main stage following sets from acts including Judas Priest, Kid Rock, Motorhead, Disturbed and stage openers Black Tide.

Playing on the other two stages are bands including Simple Plan, The Subways, Kill Hannah, Rolo Tomassi, Rival Schools and Rise Against.

Keep up with this weekend’s (June 13-15) festival action as it happens on NME.COM. For news, pictures and blogs keep checking the NME.COM’s Isle Of Wight Festival page and NME.COM’s Download Festival page for live coverage from both sites.