First announcements for Download 2014 made: More coming by end of the week.

November 5, 2013 | By:

The first 2 headliners and special guests have been announced for the Friday and Saturday evenings of Download 2014. And they are quite…interesting.

Avenged headlining is a no-brainer and hardly a surprise to anyone following their No1 album earlier this year, and with Special guest Rob Zombie also announced, Friday is looking to be a great night already. Linkin Park are also set to headline on the Saturday, and have perhaps very wisely chosen to play their classic album ‘Hybrid Theory’ ┬áin its entirety. While receiving criticism in recent years for a rather large step away from their usual sound and alienating many fans, few can say that ‘Hybrid Theory’ played in its entirety at Download will be anything less than spectacular.

The most controversial news so far though? Of course its Fall-Out Boy being Saturdays special guest. Why? Well it’s Fall-Out Boy. And crowds at Download are known for their passion and die-hard resilience against the more controversial performers. My Chemical Romance at Download 07 anyone? Can smell the bottled piss already…

Still, plenty more to come with the third and final headline act expected to be announced by the end of the week. Stay tuned.

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