Download Festival 2020 Cancelled
Download Festival 2020 was slated to take place at Donington Park in Leicestershire between June 12 and 14. Unfortunately the festival has now been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and will take place once more in 2021.
Download 2020 was supposed to be headlined by such major acts as Kiss, Iron Maiden, System Of A Down, Korn, and Deftones, and supported by bands like Volbeat, Killswitch Engage, Babymetal, Baroness, Periphery, Obituary, Dying Fetus, and way more.
"Download Festival will no longer be taking place this year.
“We’ve been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and it’s become clear that it just isn’t possible for the 2020 festival to go ahead. This decision hasn’t been taken lightly and we’re beyond disappointed, we extend our heartfelt apologies to all of you – we really did try to make this work.
“Please rest assured we will be back next year. Now, more than ever, we need the Download spirit to thrive and offer support to those that need it most. We’ll do our best to put together an amazing line-up for you in 2021 and can’t wait to see you all then. Thank you, as ever, for your continued support.
“We are working closely with our ticketing partners now and they will be in touch very soon to process your refund, or, if you prefer, you can retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Look out for an e-mail from your ticketing agent very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time."
Download 2020 will not be going ahead, read the full statement here. pic.twitter.com/zyMSk91iMu
— Download Festival (@DownloadFest) March 26, 2020