With the passing of Motörhead frontman and hard rock legend Lemmy Kilmister, who died on December 28th 2015, still leaving a massive void in the world of rock and metal, Download Festival have announced they’ll be honouring the late musician by renaming the main stage for the 2016 weekend event. You can read a statement made by Download Festival below:
“Whilst we’re saddened to say Motörhead will no longer be performing at this year’s Download Festival, we will honour a true rock ‘n’ roll icon who inspired so many others on the bill, Lemmy Kilmister. For one year only, Download Festival’s Main Stage will be named ‘The Lemmy Stage’ in tribute to a much loved and missed legend. We are working with Motörhead’s management on a tribute to the great man during the slot he would have performed on, more information to follow.”
Motörhead were originally set to perform on the festival’s main stage on the Friday.
This year’s Download Festival will take place on June 10th-12th 2016 at Donington Park, Donington. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased from the festival’s official website (here).
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