Download Festival - Linkin Park Confirmed As Second Headliner


More good news today! None other than "the incredible" Linkin Park will be the second headliner of the 2011 edition of Download Festival, set to take place June 10-12 at Donington Park. And if that wasn't enough, also Rob Zombie has been added to the line-up today. Earlier this month the organization already confirmed the appearance of "the mighty" Avenged Sevenfold, with System Of A Down as the absolute headliners of the festival.

Here's the accompanying press release:

"With the boards brimming with activity over this evening's news that Linkin Park have been confirmed as the second headliner for Download 2011, we've just added one more artist to the bill that's sent the hype machine in to overdrive!

We're thrilled to announce that Grammy award winning musician/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.

Rob Zombie founded the metal band White Zombie and has since carved a successful career as a horror producer and director, notably for movies House Of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects. He released his new album Hellbilly Deluxe 2 earlier this year to huge critical acclaim.

Fans have been begging us for years to get Rob on the bill - and we're pleased to finally answer their call."

And here's the comment of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington: "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!"

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.

Source: downloadfestival.co.uk
Event: Download Festival 2011
 
Posted: 07.12.2010 by Thryce


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07.12.2010 - 00:08
nilzardo
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Lol
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07.12.2010 - 00:12
Jeff
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WTF is happening tonight in uk...

Ho well good for Hellfest
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07.12.2010 - 00:16
Darkside Momo
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Written by Jeff on 07.12.2010 at 00:12

WTF is happening tonight in uk...

Ho well good for Hellfest

Sure english metalhead have no other choice but to cross the channel now
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07.12.2010 - 00:50
Elodie Artour
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I would personally love to see LP live. Besides, alternative bands have an ensured place at Download Festival, so I don't get your point...

Anyways. Better Linkin Park than... Buffy... Biffy?
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07.12.2010 - 03:21
Ag Fox
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Thryce must have been in a lol fit when posting this
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07.12.2010 - 03:22
Doc Godin
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HAHAHAHAHA.

Best. Festival. Ever. See you there, Marcel.
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07.12.2010 - 03:38
BitterCOld
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Written by Doc Godin on 07.12.2010 at 03:22

HAHAHAHAHA.

Best. Festival. Ever. See you there, Marcel.


i'll be selling blood, plasma, and any other bodily fluid i can to get to this one. meet you in NY for the flight over?
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07.12.2010 - 03:39
Doc Godin
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Written by BitterCOld on 07.12.2010 at 03:38

Written by Doc Godin on 07.12.2010 at 03:22

HAHAHAHAHA.

Best. Festival. Ever. See you there, Marcel.


i'll be selling blood, plasma, and any other bodily fluid i can to get to this one. meet you in NY for the flight over?

Hell yes. I've already started my car wash/lemonade stand business early this year.

EDIT: Maybe P.O.D will get on board, then that would be one hell of a fest to compete with.
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07.12.2010 - 05:23
LeChron James
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07.12.2010 - 08:15
BudDa
Written by LeChron James on 07.12.2010 at 05:23




Hahahahahahahahahahahaha
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07.12.2010 - 08:28
bluegreengod
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*ROTFLMFAO*.........*shits self*
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07.12.2010 - 09:37
Întunecatul
+ over 9000 for the photo
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07.12.2010 - 10:05
Ellrohir
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Why MS cares about pop festivals? they pay you for that, don't they?
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07.12.2010 - 11:33
The Shape 1973
Add a bunch of metalcore bands and kill this festival stone dead.

In the days of The Monsters Of Rock this was a good festival, now it is an embarrassment.
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07.12.2010 - 13:01
ImperialTroll
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HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHA "the incredible" Linkin Park LOL this only shows how awesome Download Festival is! this is an insult to metalheads worldwide (at least in my opinion)
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07.12.2010 - 13:01
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Written by Jeff on 07.12.2010 at 00:12

WTF is happening tonight in uk...

Ho well good for Hellfest


Well actualy it might bring more die hard british to France and singing old Mike Oldfield song
.... good also for you wine makers and cognac industry ... or shood I worry thet they bought all emty
HF has awesome line up
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07.12.2010 - 16:54
Neuroku
The start of the article says "More good news today". I haven't read any of this good news unless it's going to be posted later on today.
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07.12.2010 - 19:43
silenius
Worst lineup ever? id rather shit out 2 tons of sulfuric acid coated gravel then to waste my time there
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07.12.2010 - 23:01
Elodie Artour
Slania
Written by Neuroku on 07.12.2010 at 16:54

The start of the article says "More good news today". I haven't read any of this good news unless it's going to be posted later on today.

Sarcasm anyone?
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12.12.2010 - 19:54
Elodie Artour
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Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYNRhzX6gw8

Yeah, I'm still a fan of theirs, though...
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