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Fans have naturally given a mixed reaction to the news of Muse being announced to headline Download Festival 2015 - with many delighted at their return, while others question their 'hard rock' credentials.
They may come as somewhat of a shock choice for many metalheads, but Muse have already been confirmed for a number of hard rock festivals across Europe, having been working on a 'heavier' seventh album with legendary AC/DC producer Matt Lange.
A band renowned for riffs, you only need to listen to the harder parts of Origin Of Symmetry or heavier tracks such as 'Stockholm Syndrome' or 'Assassin' to see why they're a good fit. Dying Fetus they are not, but they're certainly more than worthy as one of the finest live rock bands on Earth today.
Many took online to voice their joy this morning:
MUSE ARE AT DOWNLOAD MY DREAM HAS COME TRUE!!!— Iriyah (@cheyanneleia) November 18, 2014
Think people forget download is a ROCK festival and muse sure fucking pass as that— chelsea (@chelseaaaf__) November 18, 2014
Muse and slipknot headlining download now i really want to fucking go!— Danny (@BloodyPlague) November 18, 2014
Holy fuck it's finally happening! Muse headlining Download! #mustgo— Nik Topham (@Lustriga) November 18, 2014
download line up is sickkkk (not sure how muse slot in there but they're decent)— Jenny (@__Jennaaaay) November 18, 2014
This mornings Download announcement is so much better with Muse and A Day to Remember. Who can be arsed with Slipknot?— Ash Betton (@AshBetton) November 18, 2014
Muse have got enough riffs to shut everyone up at Download so quit complaining— ellbay (@Ellcfc) November 18, 2014
Wonder if Muse will play a setlist comprising of their heavier track at Download? Fury and Assassin live would be ace— Cameron (@Deadend_Friend) November 18, 2014
Meanwhile, others were less than pleased:
Muse... Really Download? Dreadful.— Razorblade Romance (@Cuntify_me) November 18, 2014
@LeeCash Such is my distaste for Muse! Seriously though, they are not a Download headline. Glastonbury, yeah, but not Download.— Tosh Lines (@3shirts) November 18, 2014
WHY ARE MUSE HEADLINING DOWNLOAD I LOVE MUSE BUT DONT WANNA GO TO DOWNLOAD— charlotte (@emosmut) November 18, 2014
#Muse at download what a freaking joke ! Hope they're prepared to be bottled— Sarra J (@doom_kitty_1) November 18, 2014
Muse? Hmm. Dunno. They just don't have that 'Download' feeling. #DL2015— Sam Lee (@sammyleeeeeeee) November 18, 2014
Haha that download lineup this year is turning out to be horrific. Muse? Really? Who is announced next? Chaz and Dave?— dan hodges. (@dannhodges) November 18, 2014
Muse at download. Really love their heavy metal demographic— Harry (@HarryfromCJE) November 18, 2014
Muse at Download just squashed any potentially minor consideration I had put into going. Fuck Muse.— Browen (@RachelBROwen) November 18, 2014
Download Festival 2015 will take place at Donington Park from Friday 12 - Sunday 14 June. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 20 November. For tickets and more information, visit here.
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