Status Quo added to Download bill
Status Quo have been added to the bill for next year’s Download festival, which takes place at Donington on the weekend of June 13-15.
Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and co are among 12 acts named to appear under headliners Aerosmith, Avenged Sevenfold and Linkin Park (who’ll perform classic album Hybrid Theory in full).
The other additions are the Offspring, Steel Panther, Trivium, In Flames, While She Sleeps, Letlive, The Black Dahlia Murder, Crossfaith, Miss May I, Blessthefall and Dying Fetus.
Quo – who recently confirmed their Frantic Four lineup would reunite for “one last go” – last played Donington when they headlined Monsters Of Rock in 1982.
Rossi says: “That year saw the Falklands War, the launch of the Commodore 64, Aston Villa winning the European Cup and the raising of the Mary Rose. You might say a lot has changed since then – but we’re still rocking and still playing the Quo hits.”
Alter Bridge, Rob Zombie and Fall Out Boy have been previously announced as Download’s special guests. Tickets remain on sale at 2013 prices for a limited time via the festival website, costing £160 for a weekend arena ticket, £185 for weekend ticket and three nights camping and £195 for weekend ticket and five nights camping.
Download 2014 bill so far
Fall Out Boy
While She Sleeps
The Black Dahlia Murder
Miss May I