Download 2021 with KISS, System Of A Down and Biffy Clyro – here’s how to get tickets this week

Tickets go on sale this week for Download 2021 which will be headlined by KISS, Biffy Clyro and System Of A Down.

KISS will make their final appearance at Download in 2021.
KISS will make their final appearance at Download in 2021.

The three-day rock festival takes place from June 4 to 6, 2021, at Donington Park in Leicestershire.

Fans can get their hands on tickets from Friday, August 7, at 9am, by going to the website

Newcomers to the previously announced 70-act bill include A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Control The Storm, Gender Roles, Jamie Lenman, Myles Kennedy & Company and The Pretty Reckless.

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    Legendary band KISS will perform at Download Festival in a UK exclusive. With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide in their 45-year career, 2020 was due to be their final ever Download appearance, but due to Covid-19, KISS will be bringing their spellbinding show to the hallowed grounds in 2021 instead.

    Fellow headliners System Of A Down will also be sharing a UK exclusive with the Download crowd. With just five studio albums, the Californian/Armenian band have earned themselves a worldwide following, never failing to put on a mind-blowing performance.System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian says: “We’re disappointed we weren’t able to make it over this year, but we’re looking forward to next. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Mostly, we all just want to make sure everyone is provided with a safe and secure environment, so we were prepared to wait as long as we needed to.”Returning to Donington after their fantastic headline set in 2017 are Scottish rock titans Biffy Clyro, who will headline the festival once again in 2021. With the band set to release their ninth studio album, A Celebration Of Endings, this month, the trio will be keen to show off new tracks as well as some of their most well-known hits, including The Captain, Mountains’ and Many Of Horror.

    Biffy Clyro 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!"In addition to the brilliant acts who have continued over from 2020, Download are delighted to announce several new additions to the line-up including the mighty Steel Panther, the mysterious Creeper, punk legends Rise Against, internet sensation Poppy, and many more.Returning to Donington in 2021 are Deftones. Since their inception, the multi-platinum, Grammy-Winning alternative rock band from Sacramento have released seven albums and sold more than ten million albums worldwide which include fan-favourite tracks My Own Summer (Shove It), Change (House Of Flies), and Swerve City.With 13 albums behind them already, KORN will be back too. The two-time Grammy Award winning band have toured the world countless times and have continued to push the limits of the rock, alternative and metal genres, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe.Also returning are the one and only The Darkness, LA punk rockers The Distillers, Hollywood favourites Black Veil Brides, Scottish pirate metallers Alestorm, Maryland death metallers Dying Fetus, metalcore heroes Killswitch Engage, Brazilian heavy metallers Sepultura, Welsh icons Funeral For A Friend in their last ever festival appearance, and many more.Download Festival’s Andy Copping said: “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.”