Megadeth, Deftones, And Korn Added To Download 2022

Download Festival 2022 just got bigger.

Festival organizers have added 70 additional acts to the bill, including Deftones, Megadeth, and Korn. The Pretty Reckless, Steel Panther, Rise Against, The Ghost Inside, Funeral For A Friend, Descendents, Electric Wizard, Sepultura, The Distillers, Bush, Lacuna Coil, Of Mice & Men, Wednesday 13, Boston Manor have also been added to the lineup. KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will headline the festival.

The festival was set to take place this year but was postponed last month due to the ongoing pandemic.

“Downloaders, your 2022 headliners are here!” announces festival boss Andy Copping. ​“Rock’n’roll legends KISS will be kicking off Friday in style, Iron Maiden will return bringing with them mascot Eddie and more fire than we can handle, and what better way to end the festival than with Biffy who will leave us awestruck with their energy. I’m counting down the days already!”

“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,” says Bruce Dickinson. ​“So we are delighted to be invited back and fulfill our ambition of playing Donington Park in every decade since the 1980s!

Download Festival returns June 10th – 12th, 2022 in Donington Park. Tickets on sale now.


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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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