organizer Andy Copping
expressed his desire to see such iconic rock acts as Led Zeppelin
, Van Halen
or the original Guns N' Roses
lineup headlining Download in the near future, pointing out that "you can't rule any bands at that level out.
During a chat with NME
, Copping was first asked about getting Van Halen on the list, but then started discussing the other rock titans as well.
"I'd love to get them [Van Halen], but who knows when? Maybe one year we can get them to come over and it'll happen, I live in hope,
" he said. "You can't rule any bands at that level out: Led Zeppelin, the original lineup of Guns N' Roses, I'd love to get them, hopefully it'll happen one day.
Copping also confirmed that the negotiation with some of the top acts for Download 2014 are well under way, without revealing specific names. "I'm at the tail end of my negotiations with the headliners,
" he said.
Finally, when asked on whether Paramore
and Avenged Sevenfold
are what he considers bill topping material, the organizer responded: "There are no rules in regard to headliners, I look at who's out there, who's selling tickets, who can put on a good show, you can't rule anyone out.
Although no official info is available yet, something definitely might be cooking up for next year's Download. This year's edition took place from June 14 to 16 with Iron Maiden
ranked among the top headliners.