All this week we’re looking at the bands you can’t afford to miss at the must-see rock and metal event of the year – Download.

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. 


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)