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Download 2021 festival tickets, lineup rumours, announcements and more

Download Festival 2021
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It's possible Download festival 2021 is going is going to be a celebration like no other. Following a mammoth 2019 with headlining sets from Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool, plans for the 2020 event were in full swing, with site improvements in place and bands galore. 

Then, of course, came COVID-19, and the postponement of the festival until next year. It's what nobody wanted, but Download 2021 will be something else. A real party. 

Here's everything we know about Download festival 2021 so far.

When is Download festival 2021?

Download festival will take place on the weekend of 4-6 June 2021. It's likely that the campsites will open on Wednesday 2 June.

Where is Download festival 2021?

Download festival will take place at Donington Park, Derbyshire, the former home of the iconic Monsters Of Rock festival.

Where can I get tickets for Download festival 2021?

Tickets for Download 2021 will go on sale from the official website from 9am this coming Friday (August 7).

What about my 2020 tickets?

The organisers say "We are working closely with our ticketing partners now and they will be in touch very soon to process your refund, or, if you prefer, you can retain your ticket and carry it over to next year," and warn that ticket holders should expect to hear from their ticketing provider.

Who is playing Download festival 2021?

While Iron Maiden won’t be on the 2021 bill – they  were originally slated to appear in 2020 – Kiss and System Of A Down will be there to headline – and they’ll be joined by Biffy Clyro, who previously headlined Download in 2017.

Other names confirmed include Korn, Deftones, The Darkness, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Myles Kennedy & Company, Lacuna Coil, The Wildhearts, Airbourne, Baroness, Volbeat, Bush, Gojira, Funeral For A Friend and Sepultura (full list  below).

Download 2021 - confirmed acts

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
Daughtry
Dead Label
Dead Posey
Deftones
Dirty Honey
Dying Fetus
Electric Wizard
Employed To Serve
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Funeral For A Friend
Gender Roles
Gojira
Haken
Hatari
Higher Power
Holding Absence
Hot Milk
Killswitch Engage
Kill The Lights
Korn
Jamie Lenman
JJ Wilde
Joyous Wolf
Kiss
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
Rise Against
Sepultura
Skillet
Sleep Token
Spiritbox
Steel Panther
Stone Broken
System Of A Down
Temples On Mars
Tempt
Theory 
The Darkness
The Distillers
The Faim
The Hara
The Pretty Reckless
The Wildhearts
Those Damn Crows
Tiny Moving Parts
Twin Temple
Volbeat
Wage War
Wargasm
Wayward Sons
Will Haven