Motörhead were set to perform at Download 2016. After news broke of Lemmy‘s death, there was talk of a live tribute to him during the slot the band would have had. Now, the festival have offered an update on what’s going on.
“Whilst we’re saddened to say Motörhead will no longer be performing at this year’s Download Festival, we will honour a true rock ‘n’ roll icon who inspired so many others on the bill, Lemmy Kilmister,” says a statement from the festival. “For one year only, Download Festival’s Main Stage will be named ‘The Lemmy Stage’ in tribute to a much loved and missed legend. We are working with Motörhead’s management on a tribute to the great man during the slot he would have performed on, more information to follow.”
Download Festival is set to take place 10th-12th June 2016 at Donington Park and will feature headline performances from Rammstein, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath alongside the likes of Deftones, Milk Teeth, Muncie Girls, Twin Atlantic and loads more.