Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that System of a Down are to headline the Download Festival, organisers have today announced that multi-million selling US rockers Linkin Park will also headline at the 2011 festival, which takes place 10-12 June.
A limited amount of weekend with camping tickets for the Download Festival 2011, plus RIP packages, are on sale now from www.downloadfestival.co.uk. This ‘early bird’ offer ends 5pm Monday, 20 December, and includes 3-day and 5-day camping tickets. Organisers have also confirmed that prices will remain the same for Download 2011 as they were in 2010.
Organisers have also confirmed that Grammy award-winning musician and producer and director Rob Zombie will perform at next year’s Download – an incredible 16 years since he last played the Donington Park site with his then band White Zombie.
Since forming in 1996, Linkin Park have gone on to win two Grammy awards and sold over 50 million records worldwide, and they recently released their fourth studio album ‘A Thousand Suns’ which went No. 1 in 10 countries as well as No. 2 in the UK. Known for unique collaborations with alternative and hip hop artists, Linkin Park’s headlining performance at this year’s Download will be a true highlight of the weekend.
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington said: “We are very excited to be playing Download again next year. It’s one of the best festivals in the world and it’s always an honour to play in front of such a great crowd. We can’t wait!”
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