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Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the '80s. The festival attracts icons of rock and metal to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world.
Download is set to return 12 - 14 June 2020 and has announced the headliners will be Iron Maiden, KISS and System of a Down. Plus other acts already confirmed for next year's edition include Deftones, Korn, The Offspring, Disturbed Gojira, Alestorm, Black Veil Brides, Daughtry and Of Mice & Men, with more of the world’s most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal yet to be announced.
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 four 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!”
Download is the UK's premier rock festival. The 2019 edition was headlined by Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool. Also appearing at the weekender were Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie and Trivium.
In addition to these huge headliners, the 2019 line-up also included Smashing Pumpkins, Die Antwoord, Whitesnake, Lamb of God, Slayer, Halestorm, Rob Zombie, Simple Creatures and many more. Read more about the 2019 edition on the blog.
Past headliners have also included Metallica, Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Guns N' Roses, My Chemical Romance, Rage Against the Machine and Iron Maiden.
Last updated: September, 2019