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More acts announced for Download Festival 2020

Here's who'll be heading to Donington Park this year, and how to get tickets.

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Organisers of Download Festival have confirmed the third wave of artists for next year’s festival, to join their previously announced acts.

The festival will return to its Donington Park home from 12-14 June 2020.

Download welcomes Alter Bridge, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Funeral For A Friend, The Distillers, Mastodon and The Darkness to the stage as part of a burgeoning line-up of artists, forming part of an announcement of over 40 new acts.

Download Festival have also announced the return of WWE NXT, revealing the first round of Superstars, including the current WWE NXT UK Champion Walter, and the NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray.

Other Superstars include the first-ever WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate and his Tag Team partner Trent Seven, as well as Jordan Devlin, Gallus, Mark Andrews, Flash Morgan Webster, Toni Storm and Piper Niven.

Last year, we sent the Download Dog to meet the WWE NXT superstars. Watch what happened below:


The full list of artists confirmed in the latest announcement are:

3 Doors Down | Alter Bridge | Amaranthe | Bowling For Soup | Cemetery Sun | Employed To Serve | Fire From The Gods | Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes | Funeral For A Friend | Gender Roles | Haken | Hatari | Heavy Lungs | Higher Power | Holding Absence | JJ Wilde | Kill The Lights | Lacuna Coil | Loathe | Mastodon | Milk Teeth | Modern Error | Motionless In White | Northlane | Polyphia | Press Club | Renounced | Sepultura | Shvpes | Sleep Token | Sullii | Tempt | The Darkness | The Distillers | The Glorious Sons | The Hara | The Menzingers | The Raven Age | The Skints | Thy Art Is Murder | Twin Temple | Wage War | Will Haven


These acts join legendary New York hard-rockers KISS, who will return to the UK to headline Download Festival in 2020. The band, who recently completed their End of the Road tour to rave reviews will bring their theatrical pyro-filled live show to Donington Park, where fans can expect to hear classic tracks such as Detroit Rock City, I Was Made For Lovin’ You and Rock And Roll All Nite.

2020 will see Iron Maiden headline Download Festival on the Saturday night. The Bruce Dickenson led-band have a long history with the festival, having headlined the first Download back in 2003. The band have just completed a sell out tour of the US and their set at Download will be one of only two UK festival appearances they make in 2020.

Dickenson comments: “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”.

Completing the headliners for 2020 will be California rockers System Of A Down. Their set is a UK Festival exclusive and will mark the first time the band has played in the UK for three years. Fans can look forward to hearing tracks from their five platinum-selling albums such as Chop Suey!, B.Y.O.B. and Toxicity

They join the previously announced Volbeat, the Danish rockabilly and metal fusion outfit who are set to offer a memorable live show following the release of their seventh studio album, Rewind, Replay, Rebound back in August.

Killswitch Engage will also take to the stage at Donington Park to give their fans a metalcore set to remember. Garnering half a billion streams, the metallers have earned three consecutive Top 10 debuts and several Grammy Award nominations.

Kawaii metal superstars BABYMETAL will be returning to Download for another flawless and unique performance of J-pop and metal fusion. Their announcement follows the success of their latest album Metal Galaxy and will follow on from their highly-anticipated UK tour in February 2020.

In addition, the festival welcomes The Pretty Reckless, Airbourne, Skillet, Baroness, Lit, Bush, Wednesday 13, British Lion and many more.

They are joined by Deftones, Korn, The Offspring, Gojira, Disturbed, Alestorm, Black Veil Brides, Daughtry and Of Mice And Men will all appear at the June weekender.

Last year’s festival was a triumphant success, with revellers enjoying raucous sets from the likes of Slipknot, Slayer and loads more.

Download Festival will take place at Donington Park, Leicestershire from 12-14 June 2020.


Download Festival Line-up 2020

The artist headlining Download Festival in 2020 are KISS, Iron Maiden and System of a Down.

Friday 12 June 2020

  • KISS
  • Deftones
  • Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Motionless In White
  • Theory
  • Wayward Sons
  • The Offspring
  • The Distillers
  • Airbourne
  • Lacuna Coil
  • Amaranthe
  • Hatari
  • The Glorious Sons
  • The Menzingers
  • PUP
  • Tiny Moving Parts
  • Sleep Toekn
  • Gender Roles
  • Press Club
  • Wargasm
  • Electric Wizard
  • Blues Pulls
  • British Lion
  • Will Haven
  • Bokassa
  • Tempt
  • Cellar Door Moon Crow
  • JJ Wilde

Saturday 13 June 2020

  • Iron Maiden
  • Alter Bridge
  • Gojira
  • The Pretty Reckless
  • The Raven Age
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Mastodon
  • Daughtry
  • 3 Doors Down
  • Bush
  • The Wildhearts
  • Stone Broken
  • Funeral For A Friend
  • Employed The Serve
  • Holding Absence
  • Loathe
  • Puppy
  • Sullii
  • Blackout Problems
  • Sepultura
  • Obituary
  • Dying Fetus
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Bleed From Within
  • Higher Power
  • Lotus Eater
  • Dead Label
  • Uncured

Sunday 14 June 2020

  • System of a Down
  • KoRn
  • Volbeat
  • Babymetal
  • Alestorm
  • Powerwolf
  • Thy Art Is Murder
  • Wage War
  • Disturbed
  • The Darkness
  • Skillet
  • Baroness
  • Of Mice & Men
  • P.O.D.
  • Wednesday 13
  • The Last Internationale
  • Bowling For Soup
  • Lit
  • The Skints
  • Mariana’s Trench
  • Milk Teeth
  • The Hara
  • Cemetery Sun
  • Dead Posey
  • Periphery
  • Northlane
  • Hakan
  • Polyphia
  • Twin Temple
  • Shvpes
  • Kill The Lights
  • Heavy Lungs
  • Modern Error
  • Renounced

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