Band unfazed by accidentally leaking headline slot news
David Renshaw

10:49 21st September 2012

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Rammstein have said their accidental leaking of the news they will headline Download Festival next year is no big deal, stating 'It's a festival, not a moon landing'.

The band sent fans into overdrive yesterday (Sept 20) when they revealed that they would be closing the three day event in 2013 with a headline slot on June 16th. The news came out when the band printed their Summer schedule on their Facebook page.

Unfortunately, this coincided with Download teasing fans over who their first headline act was going to be (it turned out to be Iron Maiden) and causing a great deal of confusion to metal fans.

Asked to comment on the accidental reveal, Rammstein told Kerrang Radio that, “It’s only a festival… not a moon landing.”

However, Andy Copping, VP of Promotions at Live Nation, was a touch more enthusiastic, stating: “We’re very excited to welcome Rammstein to Donington for the very first time.“They are an epic live act and a perfect Sunday headliner to cap off what is shaping up to be yet another fantastic Download festival.”

Download Festival 2013 will be headlined by Iron Maiden on Friday, June 14th with Rammstein closing the Donnington event on the 16th. The Saturday night headliner has yet to be revealed.

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