KISS, System of a Down, A Day to Remember lead Download Fest 2021 lineup


Download Festival is ready to return and rock your socks off!

On Monday (Aug. 3), the United Kingdom-based music festival announced its first wave of performers for the 2021 incarnation of the event.

KISS, System of a Down, Biffy Clyro, A Day to Remember, Korn, Deftones, Black Veil Brides, the Pretty Reckless, Killswitch Engage, The Darkness, and a slew more are set to take over four different stages during the first weekend of June 2021.

At the end of the weekend-long festivities, over 70 bands would have descended and performed at the annual event.

Like every other music festival, Download had to cancel this year’s show due to the worldwide pandemic. This year’s event would have included performances from Iron Maiden, System of a Down, and KISS.

Thankfully, the festival was able to once again secure KISS and System of a Down as headliners for next year’s gig.

“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,” Download Festival’s Andy Copping said in a press statement.

“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.”

“We’re disappointed we weren’t able to make it over this year, but we’re looking forward to next,” System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian said.

“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.”

Download Festival will return to its home of Donington Park during the weekend of June 4-6, 2021. General tickets for the three-day show will go on sale this Friday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. on the festival’s website.

The first wave of performers can be found below.

Download Festival Add 23 Artists to Line-Up

It’s been a little over two months since England’s Download festival has announced the acts to be taking the stage at the annual summer festival.

Now, after their dry spell or maybe they were trying to build suspense, festival organizers have unveil a total of 23 new artists who will be making their way to Donington Park in June.

Joining previously announced acts like Muse, KISS, Mötley Crüe, Marilyn Manson, and Faith No More will be: Andrew W.K., In Flames, Testament, We Are Harlot, newly reunited L7, and many more. Check out the full list of the newest additions below.


Judas Priest
Five Finger Death Punch
Faith No More
A Day to Remember
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
Black Stone Cherry
Marilyn Manson
Enter Shikari

Andrew W.K.
In Flames
We Are Harlot
All That Remains
Fearless Vampire Killers
Ace Frehley
Black Star Riders
The Ghost Inside
King 810
Chelsea Grin
Evil Scarecrow
Hands Like Houses
Stray From the Path
Blood Youth

Download Festival will take place during the weekend of June 12-14, 2015 at Donington Park in England. Tickets for the event are currently on sale.

Download Festival Unveil More Acts


The year hasn’t even ended yet, but Download Festival is already well underway with the unveiling the performers for next Summer’s event.

Previously, acts like Slipknot and A Day to Remember had been confirmed to take the stage during the weekend-long festival. Today, festival organizers have revealed a couple of more names that will head out to England to perform.

Muse, KISS, Mötley Crüe, Marilyn Manson, and Faith No More are the names that were added to the continuously growing line-up.

Muse will headline the event on Saturday night for the first time ever. Considering that the group have been around for almost 20 years, played stadiums, and call England home, it comes as a surprise that this would be their first time performing at the event.

“We’ve never played the festival before so it’s going to be really special,” the band said in a joint statement about their addition to the line up. Fittingly, the band’s upcoming new album will reportedly be released around the time of Download, at least according to frontman Matt Bellamy.

Also joining the line-up will be Faith No More. The last time they performed at Download was back in 2009, but this time will be different because they will be releasing a new album; their first in 18 years.

“The last time we played Download, the focus was on bringing back the past; now it’s all about the present and the future. Where it should be.”

Marilyn Manson has also been added to the growing list, but unlike his previous times at the festival, the shock rocker will be headlining the second stage rather than playing the main stage as a supporting act.

The final new addition to the line up will be Mötley Crüe who are currently in the middle of their “good-bye tour.” According to The Guardian, their appearance at Download will mark their last ever festival performance at a rock event before they officially call it a day on the band.

Download Festival will take place during the weekend of June 12-14, 2015 at Donington Park in England. Tickets for the event will go on sale beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Nov. 20).

Download Festival Add More Performers


UPDATE: Download Festival has revealed another list of performers for this Summer’s festivities so check out the updated flyer.



The Download Festival has revealed the newest addition to their quickly growing line-up this year’s festival.

Previously, it was announced that Avenged Sevenfold would be headlining the event with their show scheduled for the first day of the festival; that Friday. Also performing on that Friday, is previously announced Rob Zombie.

But now, the festival organizers have added more names to their ever-growing list for the show that is set to take place during the weekend June 13- June 15 at Donington Park in the United Kingdom. Bad Religion, Bowling For Soup, Bury Tomorrow, Opeth, Black Label Society, Flogging Molly and many more have been added tot he flyer for the festival which can be seen below. 


In a previous interview, event organizer Andy Copping said that he would love to secure a reunited Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and the original line-up of Guns N’ Roses as future headliners, but with about five months left to go, here’s to hoping that he gets what he wants.

The Used Premiere New Song


When The Used revealed that they would be releasing a new album this year, it was just the confirmation that their fans needed after Amazon had posted the release date and album name the week before.

After the confirmation, the Utah-based band released a snippet of the lead single from the album, “Cry,” on their Instagram page. Today, the full song was released and can be heard here.

Imaginary Enemy is the follow-up to last year’s EP, The Ocean of the Sky and is scheduled to be released on April 1st; not, it’s no April Fools joke.

Aside from the new album, the band announced through Facebook that they will be heading back to the United Kingdom in the Summer to perform at this tear’s Download Festival which is set to take place from June 13-15 at Donington Park.

Looks like 2014 is going to be good to The Used (and their fans).

Avenged Sevenfold Added to Download Festival


Summer has only been over for a little while, but it has already been confirmed that Avenged Sevenfold will be headlining next year’s Download Festival. The annual festival which takes place at Donington Park in the United Kingdom has already revealed that the festival is scheduled to take place during the weekend of June 13- June 15.

Organizers have revealed that the California-based band will be performing on the Friday of the event. Also joining Avenged Sevenfold on their scheduled day will be Rob Zombie.

While those two names have already been confirmed, event organizer Andy Copping said that he would love to secure a reunited Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and the original line-up of Guns N’ Roses as future headliners; so far, his wishes have not been answered.

This past year’s Download Festival on the other hand, had quite a line-up including the likes of Slipknot, Rammstein and Iron Maiden as headliners while 30 Seconds To Mars, Queens Of The Stone Age, Motorhead, Enter Shikari, A Day To Remember and Bullet For My Valentine were “supporting” acts.

As for Avenged Sevenfold, the band released their sixth studio album, Hail to the King this past August which made it to number one on the Billboard 200.