Having rebooted for 2021, Download Festival organisers have confirmed the majority of their line-up for next year’s event including all three headliners.

Heading up the weekend will be rock giants Kiss, Brit rockers Biffy Clyro and nu-metal superstars System of a Down. Alongside the confirmation of the headliners, organisers have announced a stack of acts across four stages many who should have been appearing at the 2020 event which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Joining the three headliners will be: A Day To Remember, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Black Veil Brides, Deftones, Gojira, The Pretty Reckless, Korn, Volbeat, Rise Against, Wage War, The Distillers, The Darkness, Mastodon, Airbourne, Poppy, Lacuna Coil, Myles Kennedy, Steel Panther, Sepultura, Obituary, Funeral For A Friend, Skillet, Spiritbox, Powerwolf and tonnes more.

Download Festival will return to Castle Donington from June 4-6, 2021 with ticket info and more details available from the Official Download Festival Website.

If you’re missing Download as much as we are, here’s a look back at some of our coverage from 2019:

Download Festival Day Two @ Donington Park (Castle Donington, UK) on June 15, 2019

Artwork for Download Festival 2021

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.