metal talk
instagram Facebook Twitter RSS
metal talk
  OZZY OSBOURNE IS FIRST DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2018 HEADLINER
6th November 2017



ozzy osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne, recently reunited with Zakk Wylde to continue his solo career after Black Sabbath reached The End, is the first of the three acts who will headline Download Festival 2018.

The three-day Download Festival 2018 takes place between 8th and 10th June 2018 at the spiritual home of Metal in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are available now right here.

No stranger to the hallowed grounds of Donington, The Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne will headline the Sunday night. Having previously graced the main stage in previous years fronting Black Sabbath, this will be his first ever Download headline solo appearance.

The Download Festival set comes as part of Ozzy Osbourne's final world tour announcement this morning, a trek that will take him around the world from now through to 2020.

Even though the farewell tour will mark Ozzy's retirement as a touring artist, he plans to continue performing live at select shows following the global jaunt.

"People keep asking me when I'm retiring," said Ozzy in a statement. "This will be my final world tour, but I can't say I won't do some shows here and there."

Download Festival promoter, Andy Copping, says:

"We're unbelievably excited to have Ozzy as one of the headliners next year. Already hailing from the midlands, Ozzy Osbourne is no stranger to Download, and after Black Sabbath closed the festival in 2016, how could I not ask The Prince of Darkness to come back all on his own? The Download family are, without a shadow of a doubt, in for a treat."





judas priest



MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.












 


metal talk © All written site content is copyright MetalTalk.net 2008-2017, unless otherwise stated, and is not to be used without prior permission.