The three-day festival is due to take place on June 4-6, 2021 at Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 7 August via downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
Also joining the 2021 headliners are Deftones, Korn, Steel Panther, The Distillers, A Day To Remember, Creeper, The Pretty Reckless, Rise Against and Poppy among many more.
The festival’s 2020 event – which had confirmed KISS, Iron Maiden and System Of A Down as headliners – was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking about their Download return, System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian 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.”
Biffy Clyro added: “We can’t wait to return to headline Download in 2021! It’s a highlight of the festival calendar and a big part of our history as a band. Headlining in 2017 was special and now it’s time to celebrate again! Fuck on!”
Download Festival’s Andy Copping said: “2020 has been a tough year for us all, and we were beyond gutted not to be able to experience Download Festival with you all. We gave you Download TV to reflect on memories of the past, and what the festival means to all of us. Download 2021 is going to be something special and go down in the history books as when the Download family reunited. We’re going to be working hard behind the scenes to make Download 2021 an unforgettable experience and a celebration of the festival we all love.”
You can see the full line-up below:
System Of A Down
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
Temples On Mars
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows
Tiny Moving Parts