Black Sabbath to Headline 2016 Download Festival


Story by Charles Ken

Black Sabbath’s The End tour will include a big gig at the U.K.’s Download Festival

Black Sabbath are saying farewell to the world with their The End tour, and now, the trek has a new date. It’s a big one. The heavy metal band will headline the U.K.’s 2016 Download Festival on June 11. The legendary rock and metal festival’s other two headliners are Iron Maiden and Rammstein.

“Download is my absolute favorite summer festival,” frontman Ozzy Osbourne said in a statement. “It’s always like coming home. See you all there!”

Black Sabbath’s The End tour will kick off in January 2016 and take the band around the world. The group’s lineup will include three of the four original members: Ozzy, guitarist Tony Iommi, and bass player Geezer Butler.

The End tour will start in North America with a Jan. 20 concert in Omaha, Nebraska, and run through a Feb. 27 performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. After that, the guys will perform throughout Australia, New Zealand and Europe. So far, Black Sabbath’s final tour stop is July 12 in Moscow, Russia.

The 2016 Download Festival will take place from June 10 through 12 in England’s Donington Park. Tickets for the festival are on sale via

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