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 Day To Remember
Black Veil Brides
Bleed From Within
Cellar Door Moon Crow
Control The Storm
Employed To Serve
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Funeral For A Friend
Kill The Lights
Myles Kennedy & Company
Of Mice & Men
System Of A Down
Temples On Mars
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows
Tiny Moving Parts