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Become A Guitar Hero At Download Festival, Donington Park, As RedOctane Offers Greatest Gaming Stage Ever

Tell Your Mum You've Played Donington; Pre-book Your Space On The Third Stage Now; Prizes Awarded To The Day's Best Rocker

Tuesday 29th May/...Guitar Hero players will be offered a unique opportunity to play to the same crowds as Iron Maiden, My Chemical Romance and Linkin Park as RedOctane teams up with 2007’s Download Festival to create the greatest gaming stage ever.

Download Festival is being held at Donington Park, Castle Donington, on June 8th, 9th&10th 2007 and Guitar Hero performances will take place on the Third Stage every night from Thursday 7th June through until June 10th, between 10:00pm and midnight.

These two-hour sessions will over Guitar Hero players the opportunity to perform in front of up to 3,000 moshing fans, and genuinely experience what it’s like to be a rock star. Last year saw some incredible performances, complete with actual moshing, and a storm of water bottles. That the liquid was clear shows how much the crowd appreciated the awesome talent on display, and it’s hoped that this year’s acts will take things to a whole new level.

Each night’s best performer– as voted for by the crowd– will pick up a brand new Epiphone Les Paul courtesy of our friends at Epiphone, and the enduring respect of the rockiest festival in the world.

Individuals or double acts can perform on stage, using the Xbox 360 version of Guitar Hero II and its the game’s distinctive X-Plorer controllers. Performers will be able to pick from Guitar Hero II’s 40 licensed songs along with the track packs which have been made available on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

“Donington Park has been home to some of the greatest rock performances of all time, and we’re delighted to be able to offer Guitar Hero players the greatest stage of them all at Download 2007,” says Simon Byron, organiser, Guitar Hero at Download.“Guitar Hero has always been about becoming a rock star– those attending Download Festival have the opportunity to take that to another level and perform in front of up to 3,000 fans.”

Limited spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis– email: guitarhero@bhpr.co.uk. Alternatively, head to the Third Stage on the night and we’ll do our best to get you up and rocking.

For more information on Guitar Hero or Guitar Hero II, please head to www.guitarherogame.com

The official Download Festival website is located at www.downloadfestival.co.uk

For more information on Epiphone please visit www.epiphone.com

Epiphone media contact

Jeremy Singer UK PR Manager for Gibson Guitar– Jeremy.singer@gibson.com

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