U.K. Download Festival 2021: System of a Down, Korn, KISS + 77 More Bands Announced
The U.K. installment of the annual Download Festival has confirmed 80 bands for next year's lineup with headlining performances coming from KISS, Biffy Clyro and System of a Down.
This year's event was set to feature Iron Maiden, System of a Down and KISS, but was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. With all eyes on next summer, the fest was able to retain two of those originally scheduled headliners, with only Iron Maiden unable to make the 2021 fest.
View the complete lineup announcement further below.
“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," said System of a Down bassist Shavo Odajian. "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 exclaimed, "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!"
The 2021 Download Fest at Donington Park will be held from June 4 through 6. Tickets will go on sale on Aug. 7 at the festival's website.
U.K. Download Festival 2021 Lineup
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
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