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Download Festival cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak


This 2020 edition of Download Festival is the latest in a long line of events that have been cancelled with organisers announcing that it is no longer set to go ahead as planned amid the coronavirus crisis.

The metal festival was set to take place at Donnington Park from12-14th June and featured a stacked line up including the likes of KISS, Deftones, System Of A Down, Iron Maiden, KORN and many more.

Download’s statement reads: “We’ve been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and it’s become clear that it just isn’t possible for the 2020 festival to go ahead. This decision hasn’t been taken lightly and we’re beyond disappointed, we extend our heartfelt apologies to all of you – we really did try to make this work.

“Please rest assured we will be back next year. Now, more than ever, we need the Download spirit to thrive and offer support to those that need it most. We’ll do our best to put together an amazing line up for you in 2021 and can’t wait to see you all then. Thank you, as ever, for your continued support.

“We are working closely with our ticketing partners now and they will be in touch very soon to process your refund, or, if you prefer, you can retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Look out for an e-mail from your ticketing agent very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.”

See the full statement, below.