Next year’s bash will take place on June 4-6, 2021 at Donington Park, Leicestershire and will also include a raft of other heavyweight acts such as Deftones, Korn, The Distillers, Steel Panther, Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes, The Darkness, Black Veil Brides, Creeper and Alestorm.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday (August 7) and are available here. You can view the full line up below.
Kiss, Iron Maiden and System Of A Down were due to headline in 2020 but the metal festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Biffy Clyro will now headline instead of Iron Maiden for their first headline slot at the festival since 2017 and they will be performing tracks from their forthcoming album of ‘A Celebration Of Endings’, which is out on August 14.
They 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! Fuck on!”
The full lineup so far for Download 2021 is:
System Of A Down
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
Instead of staging this year’s event, a virtual Download Festival was screened with hours of footage from previous events.
Download Festival organiser Andy Copping said of the announcement of the 2021 lineup: “2020 has been a tough year for us all, and we were beyond gutted not to be able to experience Download Festival with you all.
“We gave you Download TV to reflect on memories of the past, and what the festival means to all of us. Download 2021 is going to be something special and go down in the history books as when the Download family reunited. We’re going to be working hard behind the scenes to make Download 2021 an unforgettable experience and a celebration of the festival we all love.”