The Prodigy announced as final Download Festival headliner – ticket details

Band join Metallica and Black Sabbath in topping Donington bill

The Prodigy have been confirmed as the final headliner of next summer’s Download Festival.

The band join Metallica and a reunited Black Sabbath in headlining the festival, which will take place from June 8-10 2012 at Donington Park. They will headline the event’s opening night (June 8).

Metallica have confirmed that they will be playing a headline set that will feature the entirety of their classic 1991 self-titled fifth album – widely known as ‘The Black Album’. They will headline the festival’s Saturday night (June 9), while Black Sabbath will close the festival on Sunday (June 10).

The festival was headlined by System Of A Down, Linkin Park and Def Leppard in 2011 and also featured sets from Bullet For My Valentine, Rob Zombie, Pendulum, Bring Me The Horizon as well as the comeback show from The Darkness.

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