The festival runs June 8-12, with Metallica playing the second evening. The band is expected to play its 1991 album Master of Puppets in its entirety. When the band played in 2006, the album of choice was 1986’s Master of Puppets. In 2004 the band used lots of guest drummers because Lars Ulrich was rushed to the hospital, as noted by NME.
Metallica recently released Lulu, a collaboration with Lou Reed. It’s not going to be played.
Tickets for Download go onsale next Friday, Nov. 18. More information here.