Download Festival 2020
KISS, Iron Maiden, System of a Down and 9 more confirmed for Download Festival 2020. Tickets are on sale now.
System of a Down, Iron Maiden and KISS have been confirmed as the blockbuster headliners of Download Festival 2020.
A total of 12 bands have been unveiled in the first line-up announcement, with Deftones, Korn, The Offspring, Disturbed, Gojira, Alestorm, Black Veil Brides, Daughtry and Of Mice & Men also appearing on the Download Festival weekend bill.
Having wowed on their swansong arena tour this summer, KISS will play their last UK show EVER when they headline the opening night at Donington Park on Friday 12th June.
Part of the band’s multi-year End of the Road World Tour, bassist Gene Simmons says their UK exclusive slot at Download Festival in 2020 will be a perfect goodbye.
“I’ve said it before, Download Festival audiences are the best,” The Demon says. “They are up for whatever is thrown at them. KISS is going to come fully prepared to rock their world in 2020 to say ‘Thank You’ for always showing up for us.”
Singer Paul Stanley adds: “Download will be the culmination of 47 years of unapologetic bombast and spectacle. We will make this a fitting farewell to a country and its people whose music remains the blood in our veins.”
The mighty Iron Maiden will have the honour of headlining the Main Stage the Saturday night four years on from their last triumphant appearance at Download Festival. Including Monsters of Rock, it’s the seventh time they’ve headlined the hallowed grounds of Donington Park.
Frontman Bruce Dickinson enthuses: "Next year we will play a number of countries and cities we have yet to visit on this incredible tour, so it is terrific to be able to accept the invitation to return to Download in 2020 and we will certainly go to town and add a few extra items to the show.
“This will be our seventh time headlining at Donington Park. It's home turf and we all really enjoy playing this Festival, the vibe from the crowd is always fantastic."
Armenian-American metal titans System of a Down are the third headliners and they will bring Download Festival 2020 to an emphatic close on the Sunday night.
Bassist Shavo Odadjian comments: “From our appearances to many of my favourite bands’, Castle Donington has always had a special place in my heart. We’re proud and excited to continue its legacy.”
Download Festival takes place at Donington Park from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June 2020. Weekend tickets are on sale now.
The Download Festival 2020 line-up so far is as follows:
KISS (Friday headliner)
Iron Maiden (Saturday headliner)
System of a Down (Sunday headliner)
Of Mice and Men
Black Veil Brides
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