Download Festival 2022
KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will headline Download Festival 2022. Tickets on sale 10am on Friday 5th March 2021.
Download Festival 2021 has unfortunately been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, however the trio of headliners for 2022 have been revealed.
Next year’s Download Festival will take place from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June 2022 once again on the sacrosanct soil of Donington Park, Leicestershire.
Planned 2021 headliners KISS and Biffy Clyro will top the bill on the Friday and Sunday respectively, while Iron Maiden will headline the Saturday night. Iron Maiden were previously scheduled to play the axed 2020 event.
Tickets to Download Festival 2021 go on sale at 10am on Friday 5th March 2021.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson says: “Like everyone, we were all hugely disappointed when the global pandemic forced the cancellation of Download 2020 which would have been Maiden’s seventh time headlining here.
"So we are delighted to be invited back and fulfil our ambition of playing Donington Park in every decade since the 1980’s! As most people know, this Festival is hallowed ground for us (and Eddie!) and our fans’ vocal support and enthusiasm is always phenomenal and much appreciated.
"We can’t wait to see everyone again and are determined to make the show one hell of a party and the greatest homecoming ever!”
KISS’s Paul Stanley says of the band’s UK exclusive show in 2022: “Download will be the culmination of 47 years of unapologetic bombast and spectacle. We will make this a fitting farewell to a country and its people whose music remains the blood in our veins.”
Gene Simmons comments: “I’ve said it before, Download Festival audiences are the best. They are up for whatever is thrown at them. KISS is going to come fully prepared to rock their world in 2022 to say Thank You for always showing up for us.”
More of the world’s most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal will be announced for Download Festival 2022 over the next 15 months.