Download Festival, UK’s Premiere Rock Festival is all set to rock the stage in the hallowed grounds of Donington for #DL2021. They brought out this massive announcement on August 3, 2020, revealing 80+ #DL2021 names, including the headliners. After #DL2020 was called off because of high-risk situations due to COVID-19, metal-heads are over-stimulated with the announcement! Moreover, the event is retaining most of its names this year, your favourite rock bands will be rolling just a year from now on the main spot, we can’t hold yourselves too!
Download Festival is “psyched” to divulge that KISS, Deftones and System Of A Down is all set to return to the headline #DL2021, along with Biffy Clyro. Also performing on the main stage of Donington will be A Day To Remember, Korn, Gojira, and other dynamic bands.
The bassist from System Of A Down said : “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.”
The event also promises the same amount of spark and venture on the second stage with US metallers, Killswitch Engage, Steel Panther, The Distillers, Mastodon, The Darkness, Airbourne, Poppy and the list of shimmering bands are endless.
The event is in no way compromising on the Avalanche Stage with bands set to sway the audience includes Creeper, Hot Milk Marians Trench, Gender Roles, and the list goes on. On the Dogtooth stage, we expect big names like Obituary, Blue Pills, Spiritbox, Tempt, Higher Power.
Download Festival counts in one of the most happening events in the UK which engage and concentrates more than 100,000 fans from different parts of the country as well as the world! The event is currently scheduled for 4-6 June 2021 with tickets going on sale on Friday 7 August 9 a.m.
The full list of names released by the official site is here :
Mainstage : The legendary KISS, System Of A Down, Deftones, Billy Clyro, A Day To Remember, Deftones, Korn, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Pretty Reckless, Gojira, Black Veil Brides, Volbeat, Rise Against, Alestorm, Theory, Powerwolf, Wage War, Those Damn Crows and Wayward Sons
2nd Stage : Killswitch Engage, Steel Panther, The Distillers, Mastodon, The Darkness, Airbourne, Poppy, Myles Kennedy & Company, Daughtry, Skillet, Baroness, Lacuna Coil, Bush, The Wildhearts, Hatari, Stone Broken, Of Mice & Men, P.O.D, The Last Internationale and Control The Storm
Avalanche Stage: Funeral For A Friend, Creeper, The Faim, Sleep Token, Hot Milk, Tiny Moving Parts, Employed To Serve, Gender Roles, Holding Absence, Marianas Trench, Puppy, Loathe, Press Club, Wargasm, Jamie Lenman, The Hara, Blackout Problems, Cemetary Son and Dead Posey.
I hope you are as much as excited as we are! Stay tuned for more!
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