Linkin Park to play ‘Hybrid Theory’ in full at Download Festival 2014

Fall Out Boy also join line-up for next year's Donington event

Linkin Park have been named as the second headline act for Download Festival 2014, with the band set to perform their 2000 album ‘Hybrid Theory’ in full at the event.

Festival organiser Andy Copping today (November 5) confirmed that the US metal band will be headline the Saturday night at Download Festival next year. Joining them on the bill will be special guests Fall Out Boy. They join Friday night headliners Avenged Sevenfold, who were revealed yesterday.

Metal Hammer quotes Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington as saying: “We have been kicking around the idea of playing ‘Hybrid Theory’ for some time and the perfect opportunity is Download 2014. The legendary energy of the Download crowd is the apex of the rock experience, and we are very excited to share this special night with them.”

Download Festival will take place at Donington Park between June 13 and 15. Also announced yesterday was Rob Zombie, who will also play on the Friday night.

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Download organiser Andy Copping said earlier this year that he would love to secure a reunited Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and the original line-up of Guns N’ Roses as future headliners.

Slipknot, Rammstein and Iron Maiden all played headline sets at Download Festival 2013 with support from 30 Seconds To Mars, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mötörhead, Enter Shikari, A Day To Remember and Bullet For My Valentine.