Download Festival has announced 17 new bands for 2021, the freshly added bands join headliners KISS, Biffy Clyro and System Of A Down

The three-day festival takes place on 4 June – 6 June 2021 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire.

So who else can we see at next years Download, well included in those seventeen new are Megadeth, Descendents, Boston Manor, Northlane, Venom Prison, Salem and The Skints.

The legendary Megadeth will be playing Donington for the first time since 2016. Having recently celebrated their 35th anniversary, the legendary band, led by frontman Dave Mustaine, are set to play a selection of their biggest hits for the hallowed grounds of Download.

Creeperfrontman Will Gould will not only be playing with Creeper at Download 2021, but now also with his new project Salem. The UK duo, consisting of Will and Matt Reynolds (Howard’s Alias, Skylar), have just unleashed their debut self-titled EP, featuring the huge single Destroy Me. “Excited and humbled to announce that Salem will be performing at this year’s Download Festival. Looking forward to staying out of the sun with you all in 2021.” enthused Gould.

Punk rock legends Descendentswill be playing Download Festival for the first-time, Formed in 1977, the Descendents can count Blink-182, The Offspring, Green Day, NOFX and more in the list of bands who cite them as one of their biggest inspirations.

Blackpool pop-punk favourites Boston Manor have been flying the flag for pop-punk both here and in the US, and are swiftly gaining momentum on both sides of the Atlantic after releasing their fantastic third album Glue earlier this year. Welsh death metal titans Venom Prison have also been busy making a name for themselves, winning Best New Band at the Golden Gods in 2017 and going from strength to strength ever since.

From a little further afield, American rap metal band Fire From The Gods, Seattle-born guitarist and vocalist Ayron Jones, Boston groove rockers Dead Poet Society, New York technical death metal four-piece Uncured, Canadian rock band Monster Truck and Australian metalcore heroes Northlane will be joining the bill. And from an unknown location are the travelling troupe clown horde The Injester, ready to unleash their own brand of theatrical scaremongering on Donington.

With over 85 bands confirmed to return to Donington in 2021 and much more in the works, Download Festival could not be more ready to reunite with its incredible community.

For all your Download needs including both full festival and day tickets are all now on sale. The Download Festival official website covers everything from access, camping and has an extensive FAQ’s link to the official website here.