Take what the British create and copy it. Isn’t that the American way? After seeing multiple British television programs copied and recreated in the US, it was only a matter of time before we gobbled up another British idea. Don’t get me wrong, as I am not complaining about this one. October 8th will mark the first US edition of the UK’s successful Download Festival.
Billboard has reported that the event will take place at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, with tickets going on sale Sunday, July 31. Bands on the bill so far include Modest Mouse, the Arcade Fire, Doves, H.I.M. and Mindless Self Indulgence. The Killers have been selected to headline the inaugural US version of the festival. Rumor has it that their Download Festival performance will mark the end of their year-and-a-half long tour supporting Hot Fuss.