It may only be November, but it’s never too early to talk about metal summer festivals. In this case, new details have been announced for Download Festival at Donington Park. The headliners from Friday through Sunday are Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, and Aerosmith, respectively. This will be Avenged Sevenfold’s first time headlining, Linkin Park’s fourth, and Aerosmith’s second. Other bands announced include Rob Zombie, Fall Out Boy, and Alter Bridge.
Knowing how metalheads are, it’s no doubt that this group of headliners might not sit as well compared to, say, this past summer’s line-up of Slipknot, Iron Maiden, and Rammstein. But since many of the detractors probably won’t be attending Download anyway, it doesn’t really matter. Besides, there’s still many more bands to come. More details as they come will be posted on the Download website.