After years of trying to get them, Andy Copping has finally succeeded. He’s only gone and booked Muse to headline Download! Devon’s prog rock trio will headline middle Saturday at Download 2015 and are bound to bring one hell of a stage show and a collection of tunes bigger than Matt Bellamy’s vocal range. Muse have long been rumoured to headline at Donington and it’s now finally happening. A short and sweet statement from Muse simply said:
We’re really looking forward to Download. We’ve never played the festival before so it’s going to be really special.
That’s not all by a long shot. The high quality “special guests” continue as appearing right before Muse are none other than Mike Patton and Faith No More! Having previously headlined this very festival in 2009, Faith No More are now making new music and this is a most welcome and somewhat unexpected return to Donington for Patton and co. Their performance in 2009 was part of one of the greatest Download Festival’s so far so let’s hope that’s a tradition they continue in 2015. Here’s the lowdown from Faith No More themselves:
Hard to believe it’s been five years already, but what’s harder to deny is that a lot has changed. The last time we played Download the focus was on bringing back the past; now it’s all about the present and the future. Where it should be.
Joining Muse and Faith No More in their biggest UK festival slot so far and sure to delight the masses are A Day To Remember. Florida’s pop metal five piece have always been firm favourites in the UK and are currently in England as we speak on their “All Signs Point To Great Britain” tour of some places they’ve not visited on previous tours. Now we’re happy to reveal ADTR’s biggest Download performance so far at the festival where they’ve had so many successes in the past.
If Muse are not your thing then Saturday night’s second stage headliner is none other than The God Of F*** himself Marilyn Manson. Having done himself absolutely no favours in his last appearance on Donington soil in 2009, Manson has been once again getting good reviews for his recent live shows and has been afforded the chance to acquire Download redemption in a very high profile slot.
This news follows on from yesterdays blockbuster announcement that saw Download Festival 2015’s first headliners revealed as the mighty Slipknot (not to mention Judas Priest for company and the other bands announced). Todays announcement is once again bound to cause shockwaves throughout the Download and UK rock and metal communities (just wait for the Twitter mud slinging to start).
Tickets for the 2015 Download Festival go back on sale on Thursday from Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Gigantic and all the other usual outlets. You can also buy directly from the official festival website (plus get all the other info you need) – www.downloadfestival.co.uk.
Please return tomorrow for the final Download Festival 2015 headliner announcement. We’ll see you then!