So the rumours are true! Legendary US rockers Kiss are the final headline act confirmed to close out 2015’s Download Festival.
Playing on Sunday the 14th of June, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley’s crew will immediately follow the equally notorious Motley Crue who are set to end live touring for good at the end of next year. Also confirmed for the bill are guitar legend Slash, and UK stalwarts Enter Shikari.
Says Paul Stanley of the news: “Download has become a tradition of stature that separates the pretenders from the contenders and the champs from the chimps. It will be an honour to take our turf and leave no doubt why we wear the crown.”
Simmons added: “To all our fans – our intention is to get on that stage, blow the heavens to smithereens and take no prisoners.”
Said Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx: “Download is a very special event for me. It’s been a major destination since I started and I’m always excited to be a part of it.”
Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari says: “The thing I love more than anything is playing outside at night. We thank Download for the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the great outdoors and engulf and deluge festival-goers with our noise. It is an honour to be closing the night – and because of this we will bring illuminations with us. Do attend.”
Tickets for Download 2015 go on sale tomorrow, Thursday 20th of November, via www.downloadfestival.co.uk