has announced that they will confirm the identity of their first headline act for next year's festival later on today.
The annual metal festival, held at Donnington, will reveal the news at 6pm tonight. Iron Maiden
seem to be the band fans online are suggesting will be revealed, however others are tipping Green Day
Posting on Twitter, the festival wrote: "First headliner for Download 2013 will be announced at 6pm TONIGHT
Download 2012 was a huge success with headline slots from Black Sabbath
and The Prodigy
The identity of Download's first headliner is currently unknown but rest assured, there will be no hologram revival of a dead legend. Despite seeing the huge success of Tupac
's return to Coachella
earlier this year, Download organiser Andy Copping
has ruled out the possibility of reviving a metal legend through similar technology at his event.
Speaking to Metal Hammer
about the chances of doing something similar at the annual metal festival, Copping said: "Absolutely not. If you're going to a live show, you want to see live bands with proper interaction. You're not going to see cartoons. I think the whole thing with Tupac and Dre and Snoop at Coachella was great, but it was a moment in time
Adding: "Why would you want to go and see a f---ing hologram? It doesn't sit comfortably with me at all. I don't get it
Thanks to Gigwise
for the report.