The official and verified Twitter account of KISS has posted a couple of new photos and announced that they had to postpone the ‘Download 2021 Festival’ to 2022 after the Government has made a recent announcement about the Coronavirus roadmap.
According to the official statement of Team Download, the fans who want to refund will need to wait for Ticketmaster to send an email with details of the refund process to all ticket holders. They will be given the option to be refunded or choose to have yet another ticket for Download 2022.
The fans who want to refund have to complete their form until March 2021. While sharing the bad news, Download Team also said that they are still thrilled that headliners are KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro. However, the rest of the lineup is still on ‘To Be Announced’ status right now.
Here is the official announcement of KISS:
“Following the announcement of the Government’s roadmap and despite the extraordinary efforts the NHS have put in to roll out the vaccine, we can sadly now confirm that Download Festival will no longer be taking place this year, but we have exciting news for 2022.
We never gave up hope of bringing the festival back to Donington this June and had been working so hard behind the scenes to make that happen, but sadly, we now know it’s not possible. We’re heartbroken for everyone in the Download family, from artists to suppliers and of course our passionate Download fans.
We’ll be back on June 10th-12th 2022, as strong as ever, with an amazing set of headliners – KISS, IRON MAIDEN, AND BIFFY CLYRO.”
The statement continues:
“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the NHS for their extraordinary efforts in rolling out the vaccine, as well as thanking all of you for your patience and for keeping the spirit of Download alive until we can be together again.
You are very welcome to retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Alternatively, you will be able to receive a refund from your ticket agent. Look out for an e-mail from them very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.
Please read our refund FAQ’s before emailing with any questions – it’s likely you’ll find your answer there!
Horns up. We’ll see you in 2022.
And here is what’s written on the tweet they have shared:
“The Download Festival has been officially rescheduled to June 2022.
We will headline the opening night of next year’s festival!
Friday, June 10th – Donington Park – Derby, England.”
You can check out the tweet right below.
The @DownloadFest has been officially rescheduled to June 2022.
We will headline the opening night of next year's festival!
Friday, June 10th – Donington Park – Derby, England
— KISS (@kiss) March 1, 2021