KISS, Biffy Clyro and System of A Down to headline Download 2021

3 August 2020, 10:00 | Updated: 3 August 2020, 10:13

KISS rocker Gene Simmons, Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil and System Of A Down's Serj Tankian
Download Festival has confirmed their 2021 headiners. Picture: Press

The rockers have been announced as headliners for the world's premier rock event, which will take place from 4-6 June next year.

Download has announced its headliners for 2021.

The festival - which takes place at the spiritual home of rock Donington Park - will see KISS, Biffy Clyro and System Of A Down top the bill next year.

They'll be joined by a host of acts for the three day event, which will take place on 4-6 June at the Leicestershire grounds.

2020 was set to be the legendary KISS' first ever download experience, but due to the pandemic, the iconic rockers will play Download 2021 instead.

Tickets go on sale on 7 August at 9am via downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Biffy Clyro said: “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! F*** on!”

System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian says: “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.”

In addition to the brilliant acts who have continued over from 2020, Download are delighted to announce several new additions to the line up, along with Biffy Clyro, including the mighty Steel Panther, pop punk kings A Day To Remember, the mysterious Creeper, who have recently returned from hiatus, punk legends Rise Against, internet sensation Poppy, and many more.

See the newly announced acts for Download 2021:

KISS
Biffy Clyro
System Of A Down

A.A. Williams
A Day To Remember
Airbourne
Alestorm
Anchor Lane
Baroness
Blackout Problems
Black Veil Brides
Bleed From Within
Blues Pills
Bokassa
Bush
Cellar Door Moon Crow
Cemetery Sun
Control The Storm
Creeper
Daughtry
Dead Label
Dead Posey
Deftones
Dirty Honey
Dying Fetus
Electric Wizard
Employed To Serve
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Funeral For A Friend
Gender Roles
Gojira
Haken
Hatari
Higher Power
Holding Absence
Hot Milk
Killswitch Engage
Kill The Lights
KORN
Jamie Lenman
JJ Wilde
Joyous Wolf
Lacuna Coil
Loathe
Lotus Eater
Marianas Trench
Mastodon
Modern Error
Myles Kennedy & Company
Obituary
Of Mice & Men
Phoxjaw
P.O.D.
Poppy
Powerwolf
Press Club
Rise Against
Sepultura
Skillet
Sleep Token
Spiritbox
Steel Panther
Stone Broken
Temples On Mars
Tempt
Theory 
The Darkness
The Distillers
The Faim
The Hara
The Pretty Reckless
The Wildhearts
Those Damn Crows
Tiny Moving Parts
Twin Temple
Volbeat
Wage War
Wargasm
Wayward Sons
Will Haven

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