Nightwish have been added to the bill for next year’s Download festival.
Tuomas Holopainen and co will appear at Donington on Sunday, June 12, as main stage sub-headliners to event closers Iron Maiden. It’s their third appearance at the annual event.
Organisers Live Nation say: “Symphonic metal doesn’t get better than Nightwish, who will unleash their operatic duets and shredding guitars on the final day. 2016 is set to be an unstoppable monster.”
A total of nine acts have been confirmed so far, under Maiden’s fellow headliners Black Sabbath and Rammstein. Dozens more will be revealed in due course. Tickets are on sale now.