The legendary German hard rock band Scorpions have been confirmed for two more festivals next summer. The band will headline Download Madrid and Musilac festivals. Download Madrid takes place between 28-30 June, whereas Musilac between 11-14 July 2019.
Earlier, it was also announced that Scorpions will also headline the British metal festival Bloodstock in Derbyshire next summer. Download Madrid has announced this week that Sabaton, Stone Temple Pilots, Sum 41 and more will be performing at the event.
Moreover, Musilac has also revealed that the Scottish–American alternative rock band Garbage, Graham Nash and Stray Cats will also appear at the festival next summer.
You can see both announcements below:
— Download Madrid (@DownloadFestMad) December 7, 2018
— Festival Musilac (@musilac) December 7, 2018
Scorpions are a German rock band from Hanover, and they are active since 1965. They have released 18 studio albums, with 2015’s ‘Return to Forever’ being their latest. The band’s line up has changed several times during their 50+ year career, with founder Rudolf Schenker being the only permanent member since 1965. Their song ”Wind Of Change” featured in their eleventh studio album Crazy World (1980). The song has also been linked to the political changes in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s as well as the fall of the Berlin Wall and is also one of the best-selling singles in the world.
Scorpions have sold over 110 million records in total. The band is certainly considered one of the most iconic hard rock bands of all time. The band currently consists of Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs as the guitarists, frontman Klaus Meine, bassist Paweł Mąciwoda and former Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee.
Download Madrid 2019
Download Festival Madrid was added to the Download family in 2017, after the original UK festival and Download Paris. It takes place at Caja Magica in the south of Madrid. Acts like Linkin Park, System of a Down, Prophets of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch, Gojira, and Mastodon have played at the Spanish festival. The three-day festival will blast the best of rock and metal on four different stages, including both international and Spanish acts.