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Download Have Confirmed That The Festival Will No Longer Be Taking Place This Year

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 1 March 2021 at 11.56

"Horns up. We’ll see you in 2022."



Download
have confirmed that this year's festival will no longer be taking place. 

The news follows on from the roadmap provided by the UK government for when large ticketed events will be allowed to take place, which is June 21.

In a statement, the festival have said they, "never gave up hope of bringing the festival back to Donington this June and had been working so hard behind the scenes to make this happen, but we now know it’s not possible"

But they have also confirmed the dates that it will be taking place in 2022, with KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro headlining.

Those dates are June 10-12.

Tickets will be on general sale for new buyers from this Friday (March 05) at 10am.

You can read the statement in full below:

"We can confirm that Download Festival will no longer be taking place this year. But we do have exciting news for 2022.

We never gave up hope of bringing the festival back to Donington this June and had been working so hard behind the scenes to make this happen, but we now know it’s not possible. We’re heartbroken for everyone in the Download family, from artists to supplier and of course our passionate Download fans.

We’ll be back on 10th-12th June 2022, as strong as ever, with an amazing set of headliners - KISS, IRON MAIDEN and BIFFY CLYRO.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the NHS for their extraordinary efforts in rolling out the vaccine, as well as thanking all of you for your patience and for keeping the spirit of Download alive until we can be together again.

You are very welcome to retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Alternatively, you will be able to receive a refund from your ticket agent. Look out for an email from them very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.

Horns up. We’ll see you in 2022.

Team Download"

 

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