Download Festival are thrilled to announce that Saturday night at this year’s festival will be headlined by the Grammy Award winning Linkin Park, who will be playing their multi-platinum debut album ‘Hybrid Theory’ in its entirety as part of their set.
Released in 2000, Linkin Park’s debut album ‘Hybrid Theory’ truly changed the landscape of rock music. ‘Hybrid Theory’ is one of the highest selling albums of the 2000-2010 decade, selling 27 million copies worldwide.
Speaking on their performance, Chester Bennington said:
“We have been kicking around the idea of playing ‘Hybrid Theory’ for some time and the perfect opportunity is Download 2014. The legendary energy of the Download crowd is the apex of the rock experience and we are very excited to share this special night with them.”
Over their 17 year career, Linkin Park have sold 60 million albums, had numerous #1 singles, won two Grammys and were the first band to hit the 1 billion view mark on Youtube.
Hot on the heels of their stunning return from hiatus earlier this year, with their chart topping album ‘Save Rock and Roll’, Chicago’s finest, Fall Out Boy will be bringing their catalogue of hits to the main stage at Donington Park for the first time ever. Speaking on the announcement, Pete Wentz said:
“So stoked we are playing download. It’s a legendary one to us from watching old videos of our favourite bands playing it back in the day. Gonna be a blast, we can not wait.”
Linkin Park and Fall Out Boy join the previously announced Avenged Sevenfold with special guest Rob Zombie, who play on Friday, June 13.
Tickets are available now at an Earlybird rate of £10 off 2013 prices until 9am Friday, November 8, 2013, they will then increase to 2013 prices for a limited amount of time (all tickets subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) from http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk.