Belfast Telegraph

Status Quo, Offspring for Download

Status Quo and The Offspring have been announced as the latest big name acts to join the line-up of Download Festival 2014.

The festival, taking place at Donington Park in Leicestershire between June 13 and 15, will be headlined by Aerosmith, Linkin Park and Avenged Sevenfold and organisers have added new names to the weekend, according to Digital Spy.

The Offspring last played Download in 2008 and g uitarist Noodles said: "It's been six years since we first played Download and we can't wait to return and rip it up. Stoked!"

Status Quo will appear at the festival for the first time and Francis Rossi said: "When Status Quo once again take to the Donington stage, it will have been 32 years since we headlined the Monsters Of Rock Festival on August 21, 1982.

"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 are still rocking, and still playing the Quo hits. See you there."


From Belfast Telegraph