Biffy Clyro, System Of A Down, Aerosmith to headline Download Festival 2017

Also featuring Slayer, Rob Zombie, Prophets Of Rage, AFI and many more

Biffy Clyro, System Of A Down and Aerosmith have all been confirmed to headline Download festival 2017 – with Slayer, Prophets Of Rage and many more also announced for the line-up.

Returning to the hallowed home of hard rock at Donington Park, next year’s edition of Download also features AFI, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Of Mice & Men, Fozzy, Sleeping With Sirens, Simple Plan, Every Time I Die, The Story So Far, Slayer and Motionless In White  among the first but huge batch of names revealed.

“It’ll have been a couple of years since our memorable Wake Up The Souls show at Wembley, so returning to the UK to headline Download, a festival we always love to play, is really exciting for us,” said System Of A Down, returning to headline Download for a second time after 2011. “The energy and atmosphere there is always electric.” 

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The ‘Chop Suey’ rock heroes are said to be working on new material after sharing photos that appear to show them in the recording studio.

Joe Perry of Aerosmith added:  “Every time we go on tour I look at the schedule for cities, towns or events that I look forward to playing. Download Festival is always one of the ones I circle. Donington is like home to us. I have some great memories playing there and I can’t wait to make some more.”

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After headlining Reading & Leeds twice, this marks Biffy Clyro’s Download Festival headline debut – while the supergroup of Cypress Hill, Public Enemy and Rage Against The Machine will be playing their first ever UK show at the festival.

Download Festival takes place from 9-11 June 2017 at Donington Park in Derbyshire. Tickets are on sale now.

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