After confirming that the 2021 iteration of Download festival will not be taking place this year,the festival have revealed some more of the names who will be playing Donington Park in 2022.
Joining the already announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will be…
Deftones Korn The Pretty Reckless Rise Against Black Label Society Theory Monster Truck Power Wolf Wayward Sons Those Damn Crows The Raven Age Megadeth Steel Panther The Distillers The Darkness Airbourne Daughtry Skillet Lacuna Coil Bush Of Mice & Men Wednesday 13 Ayron Jones Massive Wagons The Last Internationale Control The Storm The Ghost Inside Funeral For A Friend Descendents Boston Manor Sleep Token The Faim grandson Trash Boat Holding Absence Marianas Trench Wargasm Loathe Jamie Lenman The Hara Press Club Salem Cemetery Sun Blackout Problems Dead Posey Static Dress Electric Wizard Sepultura Blues Pills Dying Fetus British Lion Bleed From Within Twin Temple Bokassa Venom Prison Spiritbox Tempt Fire From The Gods A.A. Williams Higher Power Kill The Lights Dead Poet Society Joyous Wolf Modern Error Cellar Door Moon Crew Lotus Eater The Scratch Dead Label Phoxjaw JJ Wilde Anchor Lane Temples On Mars As Everything Unfolds Injester
Download Festival organisers have announced that the 2021 event has been cancelled for a second consecutive year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The 2021 iteration was set to take place on June 4th – 6th but the news of the cancellation comes following the announcement last week from the UK government of their roadmap out of lockdown, in which they stated that they wouldn’t allow large scale events to go ahead any earlier than June 21st 2021.
The organisers have since been confirmed that though the 2021 event won’t go ahead, 2022 plans to go forward, with main stage headline performances from KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro already locked in.
A full statement from the festival can be read below.
We’re sorry to announce that Download 2021 will no longer be taking place. Please read the full statement below.
“We can now confirm that Download Festival will no longer be taking place this year. But we do have exciting news for 2022.
We never gave up hope of bringing the festival back to Donington this June and had been working so hard behind the scenes to make that happen, but we now know it’s not possible. We’re heartbroken for everyone in the Download family, from artists to suppliers and of course our passionate Download fans.
We’ll be back on 10th-12th June 2022, as strong as ever, with an amazing set of headliners – KISS, Iron Maiden, and Biffy Clyro.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the NHS for their extraordinary efforts in rolling out the vaccine, as well as thanking all of you for your patience and for keeping the spirit of Download alive until we can be together again.
You are all very welcome to retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Alternatively, you will be able to receive a refund from your ticket agent. Look out for an email from them very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.
Horns up. We’ll see you in 2022.
Download 2022 will take place on June 10th – 12th 2022 at Donnington Park, Derbyshire. Tickets purchased for Download Festival 2020 or 2021 will remain valid for the 2022 dates.
Early bird tickets, instalment plans, and RIP accommodation will also go on general sale from Friday (March 5th 2021) and can be purchased online from the festival’s official website.
Following the sad and troublesome news that the 2021 iteration of Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled, Download have been responding via Twitter stating that they are “continuing to work behind the scenes to get ready” for the June event.
The massive weekend event is scheduled to take place on June 4th – 6th 2021, is currently still planned to go ahead though the festival’s social media team have been writing to followers that they “hope to have more news for you by March 1”.
Speaking to the BBC in early January, general secretary of the Association of Festival Organisers Steve Heap said that smaller gigs and festivals would have up until April to make the call on their events, while bigger happenings had to be decided this month. “If we get as far as Easter and we still don’t know that crowds can gather at festivals, however large or small, then we are in a catastrophic situation with this year’s season,” he said.
Announcing Glastonbury’s cancellation yesterday, organisers Michael and Emily Eavis wrote: “With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place, and that this will be another enforced fallow year for us. In spite of our efforts to move heaven and earth, it has become clear that we simply will not be able to make the festival happen this year. We are so sorry to let you all down.”
They added: “We are very confident we can deliver something really special for us all in 2022!”
There’s some massive news from Download Festival today as the organisers have confirmed 17 more acts which will perform at the 2021 iteration of the festival.
The new bands confirmed to play are as follows:
Boston Manor, Ayron Jones, Dead Poet Society, Descendents, Fire From The Gods, The Injester,Massive Wagons, Megadeath, Monster Truck, Northlane, Renounced, Salem, The Skints, Static Dress, Uncured, Venom Prison.
Check out the full lineup as it stands below.
A.A. Williams A Day To Remember Airbourne Alestorm Anchor Lane Ayron Jones Baroness Biffy Clyro Blackout Problems Black Veil Brides Bleed From Within Blues Pills Bokassa Boston Manor Bush Cellar Door Moon Crow Cemetery Sun Control The Storm Creeper The Darkness Daughtry Dead Label Dead Poet Society Dead Posey Deftones Descendents Dirty Honey The Distillers Dying Fetus Electric Wizard Employed To Serve The Faim Fire From The Gods Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Funeral For A Friend Gender Roles Gojira Haken The Hara Hatari Higher Power Holding Absence Hot Milk The Injester Killswitch Engage Kill The Lights KISS Korn Jamie Lenman JJ Wilde Joyous Wolf Lacuna Coil Loathe Lotus Eater Marianas Trench Massive Wagons Mastodon Megadeth Modern Error Monster Truck Myles Kennedy & Company Northlane Obituary Of Mice & Men Phoxjaw P.O.D. Poppy Powerwolf Press Club The Pretty Reckless Renounced Rise Against Salem The Scratch Sepultura Skillet The Skints Sleep Token Spiritbox Static Dress Steel Panther Stone Broken System Of A Down Temples On Mars Tempt Theory Of A Deadman Those Damn Crows Tiny Moving Parts Twin Temple Uncured Venom Prison Volbeat Wage War Wargasm Wayward Sons The Wildhearts Will Haven
Download Festival 2021 will take place on June 4th – 6th 2021 at Donnington Park.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online from the festival’s official website.
Remember when we had to say that Download Festival 2020 was cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic? Sad times were had for all there. It never went ahead but that meant the organisewrs were hard at work for the 2021 iteration of the festival.
The time has come for the first bands of the festival to be announced.
Aiming to maintain as much of the 2020 lineup as possible, Kiss and System Of A Down have been announced as headliners with Biffy Clyro taking Iron Maiden’s place who are sadly unable to be in attendance.
In addition to this, 70+ acts have been confirmed with the headliners including Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Black Veil Brides, Boltbeat, The Darkness , Steel Panther and more.
The full lineup can be found below.
A.A. Williams A Day To Remember Airbourne Alestorm Anchor Lane Baroness Biffy Clyro Blackout Problems Black Veil Brides Bleed From Within Blues Pills Bokassa Bush Cellar Door Moon Crow Cemetery Sun Control The Storm Creeper The Darkness Daughtry Dead Label Dead Posey Deftones Dirty Honey The Distillers Dying Fetus Electric Wizard Employed To Serve The Faim Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Funeral For A Friend Gender Roles Gojira Haken The Hara Hatari Higher Power Holding Absence Hot Milk Killswitch Engage Kill The Lights KISS Korn Jamie Lenman JJ Wilde Joyous Wolf Lacuna Coil Loathe Lotus Eater Marianas Trench Mastodon Modern Error Myles Kennedy & Company Obituary Of Mice & Men Phoxjaw P.O.D. Poppy Powerwolf Press Club The Pretty Reckless Rise Against Sepultura Skillet Sleep Token Spiritbox Steel Panther Stone Broken System Of A Down Temples On Mars Tempt Theory Of A Deadman Those Damn Crows Tiny Moving Parts Twin Temple Volbeat Wage War Wargasm Wayward Sons The Wildhearts Will Haven
Download Festival 2021 is set to take place at Donington Park on June 4th -6th 2021.
Tickets are available to buy right now and can be purchased via the festival’s website.
Download Festival 2020 isn’t going to be taking place this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but the organisers of the event have announced the line-up for a virtual weekender that’s set to take place!
The Download TV Weekend will take place on the same days as the cancelled dates (Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June 2020) and will feature some artists who were scheduled to play this year.
It’s all taking place on Download Festival’s YouTube channel, where the three days will be divided into a day and evening schedule, with the evening boasting two to three hours featuring performances from your favourite artists.
It will feature special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage and loads more!
Keeping with the 2020 lineup, there will be Kiss’s 2015 Download Festival available to watch on the Friday night.
Iron Maiden have the top billing band on Saturday evening where they will have a special set of archive performances as well as snippets from the Legacy Of The Beast tour.
System Of A Down will bring the weekend to a close on the Sunday with footage from three of their previous performances in 2005, 2011 and 2017.
Other acts confirmed are Alter Bridge, Babymetal, Deftones, The Darkness, Steel Panther, Mastodon, Lacuna Coil, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides and Poppy.
There’s also going going to be cookalongs which will act as the daytime activities where MasterChef’s Simon Wood, Vegan stars BOSH, tutorials, mindfulness sessions and more.
People who will be watching are encouraged to erect tents in their homes, dress as your rock idols and send in photos and videos using the hashtag #DOWNLOADTV.
Below you will find a full list of the lineup.
The full list of bands on the Download TV line-up are:
Are you waiting to see the Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth duo Simple Creatures? Well, if you’re going to Download Festival 2019 then you’re in luck! The duo are now set to headline the Avalanche Stage on the Saturday night, in a new announcement for the festival.
Also added to the lineup are as follows:
ROAM, The Wonder Years, Hot Milk, allusinlove, Cloud, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Goodbye June, Graveyard, Kim Jennett, Kvelertak, Lost Society, Nova Twins, Queen Zee, The Hu, The Picturebooks and Vambo.
Now, that is a festival to get yourself to!
For the Download Festival 2019 lineup, check out the poster below.
A massive 43 additional bands were added yesterday to the already stellar lineup which includes Slipknot, Smashing Pumpkins and more.
Check out all the bands for this announcement below.
Animals as Leaders
At The Gates
Heart of a Coward
Icon For Hire
Last In Line
Like A Storm
Lost In Stereo
Stone Temple Pilots
Those Damn Crows
Three Days Grace
Twelve Foot Ninja
Download Festival 2019 takes place at Donington Park on 14th – 16th June.