They returned to Save Rock & Roll. And whilst we wouldn’t say they’ve quite gone that far (or indeed, that it needed saving), Fall Out Boy have done a pretty good job of putting smiles on people’s faces since they returned at the beginning of 2013. Now they’ll have the chance to put smiles on a lot more faces when they make their Donington Park debut by playing Download Festival 2014.
Fall Out Boy will be appearing as sub-headliners / special guests to Linkin Park on the Saturday night, giving Download it’s first opportunity to hear the likes of “Dance, Dance”, “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” and “The Phoenix” in the flesh. They might not be metal, but in terms of a mood builder before the main event party that will be Linkin Park performing Hybrid Theory in full (if you missed that monumental announcement, it is right here), it’s going to do very well indeed.
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz can’t wait to hit the stage at Download based on his feedback to the announcement:
“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.”
Fall Out Boy join Linkin Park and yesterday’s announced headliner Avenged Sevenfold and special guest Rob Zombie as the known acts for the 2014 Download Festival so far. Early bird tickets are currently available at the official festival website priced at the same as last year with £10 knocked off the price – go to www.downloadfestival.co.uk to pick up your tickets. Tomorrow morning will see the announcement of the final headliner and sub-headliner so please return to Rocksins tomorrow for the last headliner announcement!