Download Festival organiser Andy Copping has announced that thefestival will be paying tribute to Marshall Amps founder JimMarshall this year.
In a move that will see the event rename it's main stage for oneyear only, Copping tweeted: "The main stage at Download thisyear is going to be named The Jim Marshall Stage as a tribute tothe great wall of speakers & amps man."
Andy also went on to say: "The music industry lost an innovatorand a legend with the sad passing of Jim Marshall. We had toremember him in some way and having the main stage dedicated to hisname seemed the perfect tribute."
With only eight weeks to go until Download Festival 2012 opensits gates, organisers have confirmed another 19 acts who'll appearacross the weekend of 8, 9 and 10 June at Donington Park, CastleDonington.
The Download Festival line-up so far is as follows:
MetallicaThe ProdigyBlack SabbathSoundgardenBiffy ClyroYou Me At SixChase & StatusTenacious DMachine HeadTriviumAnthraxBlack Veil BridesNOFXShinedownKillswitch EngageOpeth NightwishDevildriverRise AgainstSteel PantherSlashMegadethFive Finger Death PunchKyuss LivesBilly TalentBlack Label SocietyTerrorvisionAs I Lay Dying, Reckless LoveFear FactorySaint JudeMy PassionSix Hour SundownLawnmother DethThe UnionSilent DescentGinger WildheartLamb Of GodAugust Burns RedLittle AngelsDevin Townsend ProjectUgly Kid JoeButcher BabiesHeaven's BasementFozzyCancer BatsRise To RemainDropkick MurphysCorey TaylorWe Are The OceanSoilJames Cleaver QuintetGunMarmozetsRefusedUpon A Burning BodyWhile She SleepsRed, White And BluesThe DefiledLower Than AtlantisStellar RevivalKobra And The LotusEuropeHalestormTurbonegroTheory Of A DeadmanAnti-Nowhere LeagueMallory KnoxThe Safety FireEmmureBroken FirewindGallowsKids In Glass HousesDon BrocoFour Year StrongPorter RobinsonSanguineT.MillsEdguyRival SonsBlack SpidersFearless Vampire KillersSylosisKopekSaxonThe QuireboysSebastian BachThe Treatment4 ArmBreed 77The Dirty YouthFeed The RhinoFreebaseGhostKamchatkaLa DisputeThe MinutesRoyal CartelShadows FallYashinTylaVoodoo JohnsonWilliam ControlWith One Last Breath