Download Festival Madrid will launch in 2017 with three big headliners

The rock/metal festival will take three forms next year

Download Festival will launch its inaugural Madrid festival with three big headliners.

The renowned rock/metal festival, which is held annually at Donington Park in the UK, will branch out even further onto the continent in 2017. It was announced at the end of October that Download Paris will be run on the same weekend (June 9-11) as the UK edition next year, and will be headlined by System of A Down, Linkin Park and blink-182. SOAD are the only band to also be headlining Download in the UK, however, with Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith joining them at the top of the bill.

Download will also put on a festival in Madrid, Spain next year. The organisers have revealed the three headliners for the event – which takes place between June 22-24 – with Linkin Park, System Of A Down and Prophets of Rage taking the top billing.


Also on the Madrid bill are NOFX, Deafheaven and God Damn – the full line-up so far, as well as ticket details, can be found on the Download Madrid website here.

The three headliners of Download Madrid will be regulars on the festival circuit in Europe next summer, including Austria’s Nova Rock Festival from 14-17 June.

Nova Rock will see performances from the likes of Pierce The Veil, Simple Plan, Architects, Of Mice & Men, Prophets Of Rage, Rancid, Suicide Silence, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Hatebreed, In Flames, Devildriver, Airbourne, Avatar, and, most spectacularly of all, David Hasselhoff.