The first acts have been revealed for next year's Download Festival, which returns to Donington Park, Derbyshire over the weekend Friday 4th to Sunday 6th June 2021, with entry available from the Wednesday.
Headlining will be Kiss (UK exclusive), Biffy Clyro, and System of a Down(UK exclusive), respectively, with Friday's main stage line-up having A Day To Remember, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Black Veil Brides, Theory, and Wayward Sons. On Saturday there's Deftones, Gojira, The Pretty Reckless, Those Damn Crows, while Sunday has Korn, Volbeat, Rise Against, Alestorm, Powerwolf, and Wage War.
System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian says: “We’re disappointed we weren’t able to make it over this year, but we’re looking forward to next. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Mostly, we all just want to make sure everyone is provided with a safe and secure environment, so we were prepared to wait as long as we needed to.”
Biffy Clyro said: “We can’t wait to return to headline Download in 2021! It’s a highlight of the festival calendar and a big part of our history as a band. Headlining in 2017 was special and now it’s time to celebrate again! Fuck on!”
With more than 70 acts announced (with more to come), there's plenty for the other stages too!
Friday: The Distillers, Airbourne, Lacuna Coil, Myles Kennedy & Company, Hatari,
Saturday: Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Daughtry, Bush, The Wildhearts, Poppy, Stone Broken.
Sunday: Steel Panther, The Darkness, Skillet, Baroness, Of Mice & Men, P.O.D., The Last Internationale, Control the Storm.
The Avalanche Stage
Friday: Sleep Token, Tiny Moving Parts, Not Milk, Gender Roles, Press Club, Wargasm.
Saturday: Funeral For A Friend, Creeper, The Faim, Employed To Serve, Holding Absence, Loathe, Puppy, Blackout Problems.
Sunday: Marianas Trench, Jamie Lenman, The Hara, Cemetery Sun, Dead Posey.
The Dogtooth Stage
Friday: Electric Wizard, Blues Pills, Bokassa, Tempt, A.A. Williams, Cellar Door Moon Crow, JJ Wilde.
Saturday: Sepultura, Obituary, Dying Fetus, Bleed From Within, Will Haven, Higher Power, Joyous Wolf, LOTUS EATER, Dead Label.
Sunday: Myles Kennedy (acoustic), Haken, Twin Temple, Spiritbox, Kill The Lights, Modern Error, Phoxjaw, Anchor Lane, Temples on Mars.
Download Festival’s Andy Copping said: “2020 has been a tough year for us all, and we were beyond gutted not to be able to experience Download Festival with you all. We gave you Download TV to reflect on memories of the past, and what the festival means to all of us. Download 2021 is going to be something special and go down in the history books as when the Download family reunited. We’re going to be working hard behind the scenes to make Download 2021 an unforgettable experience and a celebration of the festival we all love.”
The tickets are priced as follows (including fees):-
adult weekend with 5 nights camping: £250
adult weekend with 3 night camping: £243
adult weekend (no camping): £216
car parking: £21
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