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One man who'll definitely be there is Airbourne's Joel O'Keeffe, with the Aussie rockers set to use the Donington stage as a launch pad to a huge year. That's if they can stay out of trouble, for once...
PRESUMABLY YOU'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURNING TO DOWNLOAD, JOEL?
Joel O'Keeffe (Vocals/guitar):"Yeah mate, every time we get a chance to go to Donington is always fucking phenomenal. Just the experience of being there amongst it all and getting out there and doing it, and getting to see the bands that play - Iron Maiden's there this year, who are a totally legendary Donington band, and so is Motörhead. That's what you go for, that kind of rock and roll, you just can't beat it and that's probably the ultimate place to experience that. We seriously can't wait."
DO YOU HAVE A STAND-OUT MEMORY FROM WHEN YOU PLAYED THERE BEFORE?
"Oh yeah, I remember standing on the top of the stage - and I mean <> of the stage - and having the power cut off. There was all this stuff going on and then we kicked the power back on and it was fantastic. We love it loud, and to see all those people out there, the crowd were so loud in the way they were all yelling, 'Turn the power back on!'. They'd cut the power because I was standing on the roof of the stage in a thunderstorm and health and safety threw a shit fit about that (laughs). They thought the only way to get me down was to cut the power. Our manager was there that day, and the crowd wouldn't have seen this because he was behind the wall of stacks, and him and the stage manager were yelling at each other - he was all 'Turn the fucking power back on!' and the stage manager was yelling back, 'Tell your fucking singer to get down from the top of the fucking stage!'. Soon after that they put it back on, and we went out and played and it was one of the best rock and roll memories I've got."
DO YOU THINK YOU'LL BE STIRRING UP TROUBLE THIS YEAR?
"Ah mate, we don't even try and look for it but it follows us around everywhere we go - even Donington! We always find ourselves suddenly in the middle of some crossfire of trouble and all this shit blowing up around us and all we're trying to do is play rock and roll! (laughs)"
YOU MENTIONED MAIDEN EARLIER - WILL YOU BE TRYING TO CATCH A LOT OF BANDS OVER THE WEEKEND?
"Absolutely, every band that goes there are always hanging out or racing off to see someone. It's like the crowd who have to go from stage to stage, and it's like that when you're backstage too, there's a lot of legwork involved in catching everyone you want to see - and then there's the problem of you playing your own set at a certain time and wanting to get over to see someone else as soon as you get done playing. I remember Billy Idol was playing the last time we were there and we hadn't seen him in ages, and it was definitely worth the racing about like lunatics to catch his set."
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Interview: Dan Slessor