Megadeth, Descendents, Venom Prison And More Added To Download 2021

Download Festival adds 17 bands to its 2021 line-up including Megadeth, Descendents, Boston Manor, Venom Prison and Salem

Megadeth, Descendents, Venom Prison And More Added To Download 2021
Luke Morton

After days of teasing a special announcement for today, Download has revealed 17 more bands for its already bulging 2021 line-up.

Leading the charge for today's announcement are thrash legends Megadeth, who will be headlining the second stage on Friday night. And on Sunday night, punk legends Descendents will be making their debut Donington appearance when they headline the Avalanche stage.

On Saturday, Creeper's Will Gould will be pulling double-duty, as his new side-project Salem will be playing the Avalanche stage, just hours before he returns with the Southampton goth-punks.

"Excited and humbled to announce that Salem will be performing at this year’s Download Festival," says Will. "Looking forward to staying out of the sun with you all in 2021."

READ THIS: The stories behind 10 of Megadeth's biggest songs

Throughout the weekend, a bunch more bands have been added across different stages, including Kerrang! cover stars Venom Prison and Boston Manor, who will play on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Renounced, Static Dress, The Skints, Northlane, Massive Wagons, Fire From The Gods, The Scratch, Monster Truck, Dead Poet Society, Ayron Jones and Uncured have also been added.

The "travelling troupe clown horde" The Injester will also be making an appearance at Download at an undisclosed location.

The band's announced today will join Biffy Clyro, System Of A Down, KISS, Deftones, Korn, Gojira, A Day To Remember and more on June 4-6, 2021, at Castle Donington. Get your tickets now.

READ THIS: What happened when I went to Download's virtual festival

Now read these

The best of Kerrang! delivered straight to your inbox three times a week. What are you waiting for?