Avenged Sevenfold announced to headline Download festival 2014

Avenged Sevenfold will play the Friday night of the bash

Avenged Sevenfold have been announced as the first headliner for Download Festival 2014.

The metallers will play the Friday night of the bash, which will take place at Donington Park between June 13 and 15. Also announced today is Rob Zombie, who will also play on the Friday night.

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.


“I’d love to get them (Van Halen), but who knows when?” he told NME. “Maybe one year we can get them to come over and it’ll happen, I live in hope. You can’t rule any bands at that level out: Led Zeppelin, the original line-up of Guns N’ Roses, I’d love to get them, hopefully it’ll happen one day.”

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, Motorhead, Enter Shikari, A Day To Remember and Bullet For My Valentine.