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It's been reported that Heavy metal band Iron Maiden will be arriving in style ahead of the Download Festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire this weekend.
According to the Nottingham Post, they will be landing at East Midlands Airport tomorrow afternoon in their very own branded Boeing plane.
The band will be headlining the festival on Sunday night.
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Unlicensed taxi drivers are being warned to stay away from this year's Download festival by North West Leicestershire District Council.
Around 90,000 people are expected at the event at Donington Park, which organisers say makes them prime targets for unregistered cabs.
Traffic around Donington Park could be busy later this morning as people leave Download festival #DL2014
Ninety thousand fans attended the festival in Donington Park over the weekend, with veteran rockers Aerosmith headlining.
Police are expecting delays and traffic jams as festival goers leave the site to return home.
The organisers of the Download Festival say the main stage will be named the Stephen Sutton Stage at this year's festival.
Stephen went to the Download Festival last year as it was one of the items on his bucket list. He died from terminal cancer last month after raising millions of pounds for charity.
The Download Festival at Donington Park starts today. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the festival to see acts including Linkin Park on Saturday and the legendary rockers Aerosmith who are closing the show on Sunday.
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- Up to 90,000 people were at the festival each day
- 75,000 people camped across 13 campsites
- Campsites covered 115 acres of land
- The population of the whole of North West Leicestershire is 88,000
- More than 150 bands played across the weekend - headliners were Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein.
Source: Leicestershire Police