Well, this is just ridiculous.
‘Download Festival‘ announced their line-up last night, which included the likes of Biffy Clyro and Metallica. It also saw a return to a UK live show for The Prodigy – with Chase & Status supporting them. Which sounds like one of the best 2 acts in a row. Chase & Status followed by The Prodigy!
But, trust the human race to find something wrong with it, again. Apparently, people who go to ‘Download‘ think Chase & Status are: “Cu*ts”, and have set up a couple of Facebook Groups to try and stop them from playing. One geniously entitled;
Bottling ‘Chase and Status’ at Download 2012
and the other;
Get Chase and status off the download line-up
these groups so far have, 83, and 15 ‘likes’ respectively. So, failing, is basically what they can be described as then?
Even so, it shows it’s insanity, by the fact that the ‘Download‘ boss had to come out to defend the duo! Saying, “Very simple. They’re a great live band. They totally fit with what we’ve done before with bands like Pendulum and The Prodigy, who wanted them to play on their day. I know they’re going to step up and win people over. I saw them perform in Hyde Park last year and they totally blew me away with the intensity of their show.”
He continued, “They even had circle pits going on and that’s what Download’s all about. To those people who are unsure, I say go and have a look and you’ll be blown away. If not, we’ve got four other stages for you to choose from. But you should go and watch Chase & Status.”
Which I think is the perfect response, it doesn’t give the tw*ats who started the groups up any more fuel, and it may encourage people to go and actually witness what an unbelievable show they put on!