High Fives For Download

Thousands more will be able to enjoy Download Festival’s fifth birthday party because it’ll be recorded for broadcast on Radio One.

Live Nation has entered into a three-year co-promotional partnership with the BBC, which U.K. managing director Stuart Galbraith said will "broaden the appeal of the event to a wider audience."

The event has had a meteoric rise to prominence, picking up various awards and pulling crowds of up to 250,000 across three days.

It has nominations for an NME award and Pollstar’s International Festival Of The Year award.

"I can’t believe we have come so far and are already celebrating our fifth birthday," said Galbraith, who started the event in 2003 with a bill that included Iron Maiden, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, and Deftones.

Iron Maiden is set to return this year June 8-10, with Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance also among the headliners.

As part of the BBC deal, DJ Zane Lowe was first to announce the acts. Tickets went on sale January 31st.