Anyone who grew up in the era of nu metal as this writer did has this morning, for lack of a better expression, probably s*** themselves on hearing this news. Hybrid Theory is one of a select few albums that defined the whole era of nu metal and now Download Festival goers in 2014 will have the pleasure of hearing the album unleashed in all its glory.
Last night on the Daniel P Carter Rock Show on BBC Radio One, he announced to the world that Linkin Park were indeed the second Download Festival 2014 headliner and the details of what will be a very, very special performance. Mirroring Metallica’s performance back in 2012 where they performed The Black Album from start to finish, this is an event NOT to miss. Linkin Park will of course be playing a selection of hits from all their other albums too. The formal announcement on the Download website will not come until 8am, where the second sub-headliner will also be revealed, and we will update this story when that is announced (or you can head over to www.downloadfestival.co.uk until we get it sorted).
*UPDATE* Joining Linkin Park on the Saturday night as special guests will be none other than US pop punk stars Fall Out Boy. Full details of their announcement can be read right here.
Linkin Park join Avenged Sevenfold as headliners of the 2014 Download Festival. Rob Zombie was announced yesterday as the first sub-headliner. Discounted tickets for Download 2014 are available at early bird prices (£10 discounted from the 2013 prices) this week only until Friday 8th of November. Full details of that can be read on the original announcement about Avenged Sevenfold and Rob Zombie from yesterday (please click here). The final headliner and sub-headliner for Download 2014 will be announced tomorrow. We’re off to spin up Hybrid Theory on the way to work!