System of a Down will return to Download for the third time topping the Friday line-up. Making their headline debut this year, will be Biffy Clyro who headline the Saturday of Download. Aerosmith will make their return to the Main Stage on Sunday with their only UK appearance of 2017.
Also announced are Rob Zombie, Prophets Of Rage, AFI, Five Finger Death Punch, Of Mice & Men, Fozzy, Every Time I Die, Slayer, Motionless In White, Sleeping With Sirens, Simple Plan, and The Story So Far.
Download Festival’s Promoter, Andy Copping said, "We're incredibly excited to announce the Download 2017 headliners. We have three giants of rock and metal topping the bill. As always, Download fans can expect world class performances across the weekend. You won't want to miss a thing.
"System of a Down made headline history back in 2011 and 2017 will no doubt see them bigger and better than ever. Saturday’s headliner, Biffy Clyro, have raised the bar for rock music – we're always looking for bands to make their Download headline debut, and I have no doubt they'll be worthy of the title. I'm delighted the mighty Aerosmith will be back, and their closing set will be something truly special. The band has a long history with Donington, and having them headline for us again is a real honour."
In total around 150 acts appear over five stages over the three days of the festival. There are no other acts confirmed yet for 2017 fans can expect three days of heavy rock music featuring around 150 acts over five stages at Donington Park, the spiritual home of rock!
For the line-up details as available see the Download line-up page.
Tickets are priced as follows:
Day Tickets: £75
Weekend Arena Only: £170
3 Night Camping: £195
5 Night Camping: £205
Car parking £20
General Sale Weekend Tickets and Day Tickets will be available from 10am, Friday 4th November, on the link below.
Tickets will also be available on the ticket deposit scheme at no extra cost, allowing fans to pay a small deposit to secure their ticket and then settle with equal monthly payments.
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