Deftones, Korn, Megadeth and many more announced for Download Festival 2022

Over 70 new bands have been added to next year's Download Festival line-up – including Korn, Deftones, Megadeth, The Pretty Reckless and Rise Against.

Deftones, Korn, Megadeth and many more announced for Download Festival 2022
Emily Carter

Huge Download 2022 news! The festival have just added over 70 more artists to next summer's bill – including Deftones, Korn and Megadeth.

Also joining already-announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro at Donington Park next year are the likes of 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 and so, so many more – check out the full line-up below.

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Download Festival will take place at Donington Park on June 10 – 12, 2022. Tickets are on sale now via

“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,” Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson previously stated. "So we are delighted to be invited back and fulfil our ambition of playing Donington Park in every decade since the 1980s!

"As most people know, this festival is hallowed ground for us – and Eddie! – and our fans’ vocal support and enthusiasm is always phenomenal and much appreciated. We can’t wait to see everyone again, and are determined to make the show one hell of a party and the greatest homecoming ever!”

"I’ve said it before, Download Festival audiences are the best,” added KISS’ Gene Simmons. "They are up for whatever is thrown at them. KISS is going to come fully prepared to rock their world in 2022 to say thank you for always showing up for us.”

"Download will be the culmination of 47 years of unapologetic bombast and spectacle,” announced Paul Stanley. "We will make this a fitting farewell to a country and its people whose music remains the blood in our veins.”

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