Download returns next month as a three-day, 10,000 capacity camp-only festival as part of the second phase of the UK government’s scientific Events Research Program. Now, Festival Republic has today announced the lineup for Download Pilot.
Bullet For My Valentine, Enter Shikari, and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will headline the event. Also on the bill is Creeper, Neck Deep, While She Sleeps, Wargasm, YONAKA, Hot Milk, Boston Manor, and more.
Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari said: “After 18 months trapped inside, we cannot wait to be back in our favorite element; playing music beneath an open sky. It’s also fitting, as we have a long history with Download… 2021 being the 15th anniversary of our first time there — which also happened to be our first ever festival show! We’re incredibly proud to be headlining an event that helps to get live music back on its feet in the U.K.”
Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine adds, “We’re beyond honored to be part of this historic music event to kick start the live music industry, and bringing back live music to people’s lives. The world has been quiet for too long, time to bring the noise!”
“We’re incredibly excited to safely welcome back fans to Donington Park, and honored to play a vital part in the return of live music to the UK,” promotor Andy Copping says. “Putting together a line-up of 40 outstanding bands including headliners like Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Enter Shikari and Bullet For My Valentine is something the Download brand is uniquely able to do and made possible by a thriving UK rock scene and deep pool of in-demand talent. With moshing back on the cards, this is going to be a true celebration of festival spirit and something special to be a part of.”
While social distancing won’t be required, those attending will need to be tested to enter. If all goes well, it could greenlight more large events for the rest of the year.
Check out the full lineup below.
Download Pilot goes down June 18th-20th at Donington Park. Tickets are on sale now.