The headliners and more have been revealed for next year's Download Festival, which takes place at Donington Park, Derbyshire over the weekend of Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June 2020, with camping available from the Wednesday.
Headlining the Friday will be KISS, who return after their last visit in 2015 (pictured above). On the Saturday serial-Download-headliners Iron Maiden return again to play one of just two UK shows this year, and closing the festival on the Sunday will be an exclusive show from System of a Down.
"I've said it before, Download Festival audiences are the best. They are up for whatever is thrown at them. KISS is going to come fully prepared to rock their world in 2020 to say Thank You for always showing up for us." - Gene Simmons, KISS
"Download will be the culmination of 47 years of unapologetic bombast and spectacle. We will make this a fitting farewell to a country and its people whose music remains the blood in our veins." - Paul Stanley, KISS
Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson says, "Next year we will play a number of countries and cities we have yet to visit on this incredible tour, so it is terrific to be able to accept the invitation to return to Download in 2020 and we will certainly go to town and add a few extra items to the show. This will be our seventh time headlining at Donington Park. It's home turf and we all really enjoy playing this Festival, the vibe from the crowd is always fantastic."
Shavo Odadjian, System of A Down said: "From our appearances to many of my favorite bands', Castle Donington has always had a special place in my heart. We're proud and excited to continue its legacy."
Also on the bill over the weekend will be Deftones, Korn, The Offspring, French metallers Gojira, Disturbed, Alestorm, Black Veil Brides, Daughtry, and Of Mice & Men. There's many more to be announced over the coming months.
Download Festival's Andy Copping said: "Downloaders, your 2020 headliners are here! Rock 'n' roll legends KISS and System of A Down will both be headlining as UK Festival exclusives and after 4 years away from Donington, Iron Maiden will return bringing with them mascot Eddie and more fire than we can handle, I'm counting down the days already!"
Tickets will go on sale at 2pm on Wednesday 25th September (tomorrow).
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