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System of a Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro headlining 2021 Download Festival

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System of a Down, KISS and Biffy Clyro will headline the 2021 edition of the U.K.’s Download Festival, held June 4-6 at England’s Donington Park.

System and KISS were also scheduled to headline Download 2020, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re disappointed we weren’t able to make it over this year, but we’re looking forward to next,” says SOAD bassist Shavo Odadjian. “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.”

Other artists on the 2021 bill include Deftones, Korn, A Day to Remember, Volbeat, Rise Against, The Pretty Reckless, Gojira, Black Veil Brides, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, The Distillers and Skillet.

For the full lineup and all ticket info, visit

By Josh Johnson
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