Mon, 11th Jun 2012
Black Sabbath brought Download 2012 to a close last night with a career-spanning set. The metal pioneers played to a full crowd on the last night of the 10th annual weekender at Donington Park.
Coming onstage to a montage of vintage photos, they opened with the eponymous track from their debut album. Tony Iommi was in full force on a crucifix-adorned fretboard while frontman Ozzy Ozbourne played harmonica.
Ozzy kept the banter to a minimum but stopped for a tribute at one point, declaring: "The guy on the stage I've known for most of my life, and he's one of the strongest guys I know. Let's hear it for Mr Tony Iommi."
"You have do something for me on this last song, go nuts," Osbourne insisted before 'Children Of The Grave'. The band then went off stage before returning for 'Paranoid' and a short firework show.