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3 August 2020, 10:00 | Updated: 3 August 2020, 10:13
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.
Your first DL2021 lineup announcement has landed, including @kiss, @BiffyClyro, @systemofadown and so much more. After a year apart, we’re so ready ROCK with you once again, 4-6 June 2021. Tickets on sale Friday 7 August 9am. 🔥https://t.co/yblPliWBxa#DL2021 pic.twitter.com/076Jc8bmFK— Download Festival (@DownloadFest) August 3, 2020
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.
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