Steven Tyler and co will close the 2014 Donington extravaganza on Sunday June 15 after headline slots from Avenged Sevenfold on Friday June 13 and Linkin Park on Saturday June 14.
It’s Aerosmith’s first UK show since they headlined Download in 2010 – a triumphant return after a difficult year in which they’d nearly fired Tyler. Guitarist Joe Perry says: “It’s been too long since we’ve been to England and we’re sincerely fucking charged to be coming back!”
Rob Zombie has been confirmed as main support on Friday, with Fall Out Boy in the same slot the following night. Linkin Park will play their classic album Hybrid Theory in full during their show.
Tickets for Download 2014 are available at £10 less than this year’s prices until November 8 via http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/ – weekend arena ticket £150; weekend arena ticket and three-night camping £175; weekend arena ticket and five-night camping £185. After 9am on November 8 those prices rise to £160, £185 and £195 respectively.