Music News: Download Festival 2020 Announces Headliners & Nine More Bands!

Taking place the 12th to the 14th of June 2020, Download Festival has today announced that the headliners for the event will be… KISS, Iron Maiden, and System Of A Down!

The legendary KISS will be performing for the LAST TIME EVER in the UK, exclusively at Download 2020. Earlier this year they embarked under their appropriately named End Of The Road tour, and known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS have proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock’n roll.

Gene Simmons says:

I’ve said it before, Download Festival audiences are the best. 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.

Iron Maiden will return to Download in 2020, in what will be one of only two homecoming festival shows. They’ve spent the summer on their historic and critically acclaimed Legacy Of The Beast US tour, which has been deemed ‘Maiden’s best setlist ever’ so get ready Downloaders, this is one performance you won’t want to miss.

Vocalist Bruce Dickinson says:

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.

In a UK festival exclusive, System Of A Down will also headline at Download 2020. The Californian band have earned themselves a worldwide following with their unique blend of trash metal and alternative rock, and never fail to put on a mind blowing performance.

Bassist Shavo Odadjian says:

From our appearances to many of my favorite bands’, Castle Donington has always had a special place in my heart. We’re proud and excited to continue its legacy.

Alongside the three block-buster headliners, also confirmed today are Deftones, Korn, The Offspring, Disturbed, Gojira, Alestorm, Black Veil Brides, Daughtry and Of Mice & Men.

Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered here.