Download Festival will announce more bands on Monday

 Download Festival will announce more bands on Monday

Download Festival organisers have revealed their second wave of artists from 2020’s line-up will be revealed at 7pm on Monday night. They’ll join heavyweight headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and System of a Down.

Deftones, Black Veil Brides, Korn, Gojira, Disturbed and The Offspring were the other bands revealed in the first announcement back in September, which was leaked by Black Veil Brides ahead of being officially confirmed.

System of a Down and KISS are both UK festival exclusives for Download next year, which will also be the last ever KISS appearance in the UK.

Download 2019 has been nominated for ‘Best Major Festival’ and ‘Line-up of the Year’ at the UK Festival Awards, with winners due to be announced on Thursday 5th December. Download is the current holder of ‘Best Major Festival’ after winning in 2018.

When the headliners and first wave of artists were revealed, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickenson said: “Next year we will play a number of countries and cities we have yet to visit on this incredible tour, so it is terrific to be able to accept the invitation to return to Download in 2020 and we will certainly go to town and add a few extra items to the show.

“This will be our seventh time headlining at Donington Park. It’s home turf and we all really enjoy playing this Festival, the vibe from the crowd is always fantastic.”

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