Starting out with a wet, miserable crowd and competing with the infamous Rob Zombie, it did not look like the best circumstances for Linkin Park to bring Download Festival 2011 to a close.
When ‘What I’ve Done’ fails to receive a large response, some may have wondered whether the band were dead in the water.
But it picked up. After the other stages have closed, the sextet attract a multitude of tipsy punters who hde come along for a few dancey numbers from ‘A Thousand Suns’.
The mood raised and a volley of hits followed.
‘In The End’, ‘Bleed It Out’ and ‘Faint’ caused a storm while frontman Chester Bennington put on an energetic performance of his own.
Ending with ‘One Step Closer’, there are certainly worse ways to finish a great festival.
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