KISS Iron Maiden And SOAD To Headline Download Festival 2020!


KISS, Iron Maiden and System Of A Down have been confirmed as the three headliners for Download Festival next year. The festival returns to Donington Park once more between 12-14 June 2020.

KISS will take the Friday slot on June 12 th, before Iron Maiden and System Of A Down follow suit on June 13 and June 14 respectively. KISS’ Gene Simmons said the festival date would be an apt show on their farewell last ever tour.

“I’ve said it before, Download Festival audiences are the best. They are up for whatever is thrown at them,” he said. “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 vocalist Bruce Dickinson said: “Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson says, 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.”

The NME reports that also confirmed are the Deftones, The Offspring, KoRn, Disturbed, Alestorm, Gojira, Black Veil Brides, Of Mice and Men and Daughtry will all put in performances across the weekend.

Tickets will go on sale from 2 pm on September 25th.