Killers, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire To Play Download Festival

The Killers will headline the first U.S. edition of the U.K.’s successful Download Festival, has learned. The event will be held Oct. 8 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., and will also boast performances by Modest Mouse, the Arcade Fire, Doves, H.I.M. and Mindless Self Indulgence. Tickets go on sale Sunday (July 31).

Like the U.K. version of the event, which drew 150,000 people this year to London’s Donnington Park, the U.S. edition will offer cutting-edge technology and media experiences.

Last year’s festival, with Linkin Park, Metallica, Korn, Sum 41 and Iggy Pop on the bill, grossed $7.3 million, the 10th highest gross of the year, according to Billboard Boxscore.


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