With the dust barely settled on another excellent Download Festival just a matter of months ago, the organisers have already unveiled all three headliners for 2020 alongside some absolutely HUGE names. Without any further ado then, your three headliners for Download 2020 are:

KISS - Friday
IRON MAIDEN - Saturday

Commenting on what will be their seventh time headlining the hallowed turf of Donington Park, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden stated, "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."

Paul Stanley of KISS echoed this excitement for what is set to be the band's final EVER UK show as part of their End Of The Road Tour, "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."

And closing out the weekend will be one of the most important heavy bands to have ever done it. System Of A Down's Shavo Odadjian spoke about the band's special relationship with the festival, "From our appearances to many of my favourite bands, Castle Donington has always had a special place in my heart. We're proud and excited to continue its legacy."

As well as these huge headliners, the festival have also announced the following:

The Offspring
Black Veil Brides
Of Mice & Men

As first announcements go, that's pretty gigantic right? Tickets for Download 2020 go on sale Wednesday 25th September via the following link - https://downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets. Please ensure you always go through official outlets when making your purchases.

As the Download Festival line-up continues to grow, stick with us as we will be doing some deep dives in to some of our top picks. Our Download Festival playlist is also back only this time it will continue to grow with each wave of new acts added to the bill rather than landing a few weeks before the event itself. Get your ears stuck in to some of the below: