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June 1, 2007

You will be able to check out their set live online

Download Festival are delighted to announce that Iron Maiden’s performance at this year’s festival will be shown around the world LIVE. 2007 is Iron Maiden’s record breaking fourth headline appearance at Donington Park. Having first topped the bill in 1988, playing to over 100,000 fans, and then again in 1992 and 2003, their 30 year career has seen them sell in excess of 70 million albums, and become one of the most important rock bands of all time.

Download Festival and Iron Maiden have teamed up for a live and exclusive streaming of Iron Maiden’s fourth Donington Park headline appearance on Sunday 10 June. Available FREE at, and with direct links to, their performance will be shown in full, and will attract a global audience to the festival. As the first Iron Maiden live Worldwide performance broadcast from a European show, this innovative move also is the first time Live Nation have streamed from Download, and we expect other acts to follow this shortly.

Iron Maiden’s manager Rob Smallwood… “As we are only playing a few shows this summer this is a great way for our fans in territories we are not playing to have a means of seeing this show featuring songs from both “The Number of the Beast” and “A Matter of Life and Death”, along with many others. We know it’s not anything like as good as being there but we feel our fans will appreciate our doing this for them. Maiden have always had strong ties with Donington so it is very appropriate to do it from there”

Festival director Stuart Galbraith said: “Iron Maiden streaming their set live on the Download Festival website gives more proof that Download is without doubt the most interactive festival in the UK. It will be great for those who aren’t able to make the festival for whatever reason to see Maiden’s set completely free of charge.”

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