Reformed rockers The Darkness are "terrified" ahead of their big comeback gig at Britain's Download Festival on Friday (10Jun11), because they are concerned they might receive a "hostile" reaction.
The British band, led by Justin Hawkins, reformed earlier this year (11) and scheduled a number of summer shows.
They have already performed a series of warm-up gigs, but Hawkins is still nervous about their upcoming slot at the notoriously difficult Download - a festival renowned for attracting crowd members who boo and throw bottles at acts they don't like.
He tells Kerrang!, "We're terrified, but in a good way. We've missed the daunting-ness. It's one thing to play to your fans - that's an awesome experience - but we haven't done anything for a while that involves hostility."
A number of acts have receive a negative reception at Download, including My Chemical Romance, who were famously pelted with bottles in 2007, and rapper Lethal Bizzle in 2008.