Download Festival 2007 kicks off at Donington

Fans await performances from My Chemical Romance and Korn

Download Festival 2007 has kicked off in earnest with hundreds of festival goers descending on Donington Park.

The three day festival will see the cream of rock and metal taking to the stage as the likes of My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park and Iron Maiden headline the main stage over the weekend.

Later today (June 8), Megadeath, Wolfmother, Velvet Revolver, and MCR will perform on the main stage while Enter Shikari and Korn will hit the Dimebag Darrell Stage.

Over on the Tuborg Stage, I Was A Cub Scout and Yourcodenameis:milo will also be appearing.

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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Dimebag Darrell Stage Review

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.