Download Festival 2020 had made a major announcement for their first bands for next year’s event. The fest will be headlined by Kiss, Iron Maiden, System Of A Down but also, Deftones, Korn, The Offspring, Disturbed, Gojira, Alestorm, Black Veil Brides, Daughtry, and Of Mice & Men! Many more bands to follow in the coming months! Tickets go on sale 25th September at 2 pm BST at the link below.
Iron Maiden 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.”
“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.” – Gene Simmons, KISS
“Download will be the culmination of 47 years of unapologetic bombast and spectacle. We will make this a fitting farewell to a country and its people whose music remains the blood in our veins.” – Paul Stanley, KISS
Shavo Odadjian, System of A Down said: “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.”
Drummer Abe Cunningham said: “Download has been a big part of our history. The fans and organisers have always shown us so much love and support, so when the opportunity to play arises, we answer the call!”
Korn guitarist, James ‘Munky’ Shaffer: “I’m extremely anxious and enthusiastic at the same time, but I’m looking forward to getting back out there and returning to Download!”
Download Festival’s Andy Copping said:
“Downloaders, your 2020 headliners are here! Rock ‘n’ roll legends KISS and System of A Down will both be headlining as UK Festival exclusives and after 4 years away from Donington, Iron Maiden will return bringing with them mascot Eddie and more fire than we can handle, I’m counting down the days already!”
It’s no secret the Danes love their music, which is why Carlsberg has joined forces with Download Festival. Download Festival fans, meet Carlsberg’s new brew. A perfectly balanced Danish Pilsner, rebrewed from head to hop for a crisper, fuller flavour. Join us at our music hub for unique stories from behind the scenes, a chance to win VIP tickets to the biggest events and more: http://music.carlsberg.co.uk/
Somersby are excited to be the official cider partner of Download Festival. Best served thirsty. This delicious cold-filtered cider has no artificial flavours or sweeteners, simply bucket-loads of great apple taste. That’s real refreshment.
Co-op is coming to Download Festival 2020 and we couldn’t be more excited to be returning to the heart of festival communities this summer. Similar to 2019 you’ll be able to buy your essential items directly from the Co-op shop in the campsite, including food, water, beer, wine and toiletries. We’re making a lot of positive changes to the store for 2020, and we look forward to welcoming you back again this summer. Our store will be open daily, and our popular in-store DJ will also be making a return, delivering a unique shopping experience like never before.
Official payment partner of Download Festival. Your Barclaycard is your pass to perks –Jump the queue for 2020 presale tickets and save 10% at the checkout for each presale ticket*you buy through Barclaycard Entertainment. Plus pay for Food & Drink* on site with your Barclaycard and get 5% off. T&Cs apply.
As an official sponsor of some of the greatest UK festivals, Pepsi Max takes a bold approach to bringing people together through music. Pepsi Max are a long-standing partner of Live Nation and look forward to creating more musical moments together. Pepsi MAX, MAXIMUM TASE, no sugar.
Big Green Coach
Save money, make friends and go green with our travel partner Big Green Coach. Choose either coach travel only OR coach + festival ticket package. Big Green Coach is the OFFICIAL and EXCLUSIVE coach partner for the UK’s best rock festival and this is their 8th year bringing thousands of you in through those festival gates. They are operating Weekend services for all you campers out there. Choose from Wednesday, Thursday and Friday arrival options. All weekend coaches return for home on Monday. If you’re just going in for one day to see your favourite acts then there is a DAY RETURN service too, so you can mosh until you drop and still get home at the end of the night. Forget leaving early for that last train or paying for expensive hotels!
They pick up in a mammoth 69 locations across the UK; there must be somewhere close to you!
DEPOSIT SCHEME AVAILABLE – Skint? No worries, Big Green Coach have got you covered. Use the deposit scheme to secure your ticket and coach seat, then pay the balance next year.
As our Official & Exclusive travel partner, Big Green Coach are the only authorised coach company to have full use of the Official Onsite Coach Park –no one gets you closer! Book Now