And next up is the rejuvenated and revamped Thin Lizzy fresh from an emotional return to Slane Castle.
Don’t believe the critics who claim this lot are nothing more than a glorified covers band/super group – Lizzy 2011 are one of the hottest live tickets around and a surefire bet to light up Donington on Friday.
BAND: THIN LIZZY
WHEN: Friday June 10
WHERE: Main Stage
YOU KNOW THEM BECAUSE… They’re just as famous for the demise of their charismatic frontman Phil Lynott as a string of rock classics. But with new frontman Ricky Warwick growing into the role and old stager Scott Gorham pulling the strings it’s well worth getting reacquainted with Thin Lizzy
GUARANTEED ANTHEM: The Boys Are Back In Town
TOILET BREAK: Dancing In The Moonlight
LOOK OUT FOR: Former Almighty frontman Warwick whipping out his acoustic guitar and adding a third axe to the Lizzy mix alongside Gorham and ex-Gunner Richard Fortus
ESSENTIAL ALBUM: Live And Dangerous
OUT NOW: Various Deluxe Expanded Reissues
LIKE LIZZY? YOU’LL LOVE: Black Stone Cherry (Friday), Dio Disciples (Saturday) Buckcherry (Sunday), FM (Friday)
RUSHONROCK ROCK GOD RATING: 9/10