December 9 2013 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Saturday, November 2, 2013
METAL festival Download is due to make a 2014 line-up announcement next week.
While rock fans wait to hear of any Knebworth concerts next summer, the Hertfordshire venue’s Donington Park festival rival Download is set to reveal some of its 2014 line-up on Monday at 8am.
A tweet from the festival’s Twitter account on Friday read: “Want a #DL2014 announcement..... Monday. 8am. BE HERE.”
The festival later tweeted: “It’ll be worth getting up for....”
And @DownloadFest then tweeted: “We repeat: an announcement is coming. Monday. 8am. Breakfast can wait. #DL2014”
Festival booker Andy Copping (@Maverick_AC) tweeted: “I think it is going to be a very exciting week next week #DL2014 @DownloadFest”
The festival has since confirmed Avenged Sevenfold will headline Friday at Download 2014 with special guest Rob Zombie.
And organisers have also added Linkin Park as Saturday headliners, playing multi-million selling debut album Hybrid Theory in its entirety, with support from Fall Out Boy.
Breaking the news, Andy Copping tweeted: “Sat night headliner @DownloadFest is @linkinpark performing ‘Hybrid Theory’ in full with Fall Out Boy @falloutboy as special guest #DL2014 “
The final headliner for Sunday night has now been confirmed as Aerosmith, with Alter Bridge as sub-headliners.
Slipknot, Rammstein and Iron Maiden – who have all previously played Sonisphere’s UK leg at Knebworth – headlined at Download this summer.
Download 2014 takes place over the weekend June 13-15.