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Metallica Voted the Best Act at 2012 Download Festival

June 13, 2012 | Posted by George H. Sirois readers voted Metallica as the best act at this year’s Download Festival.

The band played a two-hour-long set on the first day of the festival (June 9), playing their 1991 album – known as “The Black Album” – in its entirety alongside some other well-known tracks.

Black Sabbath were voted the second best performance, closing the festival on June 10 with a set that spanned their entire career.

The top ten best acts at Download Festival 2012 – as voted by readers – are as follows:

1. Metallica
2. Black Sabbath
3. The Prodigy
4. Biffy Clyro
5. Soundgarden
6. Refused
7. Anthrax
8. Steel Panther
9. Machine Head
10. Tenacious D


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