SAXON To Perform Entire 'Wheels Of Steel' Album At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

According to a Twitter message by the organizer of the U.K.'s annual Download festival, Andy Copping, British heavy metal legends SAXON will perform their classic 1980 album "Wheels of Steel" in its entirety at this year's event, which is scheduled to take place June 11-13, 2010 at Donington Park, United Kingdom.

SAXON's second album, "Wheels of Steel" spawned two hit singles — the title track and the crowd favorite "747 (Strangers in the Night)". The title track is also featured in the video games Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City and Brütal Legend. It has also been covered by L.A. GUNS on the album "Rips The Covers Off".

This year's Download festival will feature performances by the following artists:

The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

Friday, June 11

Main Stage:

AC/DC
THEM CROOKED VULTURES
WOLFMOTHER

Second Stage:

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
COHEED & CAMBRIA
A DAY TO REMEMBER
36 CRAZY FISTS
JOB FOR A COWBOY
UNEARTH
LAWNMOWER DETH

Saturday, June 12

Main Stage:

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
DEFTONES
MEGADETH
LAMB OF GOD
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
HELLYEAH
TAKING DAWN

Second Stage:

30 SECONDS TO MARS
HIM
THE BLACKOUT
VOLBEAT
WE ARE THE FALLEN
RISE TO REMAIN
Y&T

Sunday, June 13

Main Stage:

AEROSMITH
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
MOTÖRHEAD
BILLY IDOL
CINDERELLA
SAXON
RATT
DOMMIN

Second Stage:

STONE SOUR
AIRBOURNE
STEEL PANTHER
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
AUGUST BURNS RED
WHITECHAPEL

Day tickets for Download can be bought from www.downloadfestival.co.uk. Each day is priced at £75.

(Thanks: Francesco / Deep Purple Italia)

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