Download festival reavealed details of its much anticipated 2017 line-up. The heavy metal festival has got big things in store for next year and its has announced that System of a Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith will be headlining.
Download will once more take place in Donington Park where some of the biggest names in rock and metal will be playing for yours truely. Since the eighties the iconic festival has seen legends such as AC/DC, Kiss, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Guns n’ Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many others grace its stage.
System of a Down commented:
“It’ll have been a couple of years since our memorable Wake Up The Souls show at Wembley, so returning to the UK to headline Download, a festival we always love to play, is really exciting for us. The energy and atmosphere there is always electric.”
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry said:
“Every time we go on tour I look at the schedule for cities, towns or events that I look forward to playing. Download Festival is always one of the ones I circle. Donington is like home to us. I have some great memories playing there and I can’t wait to make some more.”
Festival promoter, Andy Copping said:
“We’re incredibly excited to announce the Download 2017 headliners. We have three giants of rock and metal topping the bill. As always, Download fans can expect world class performances across the weekend. You won’t want to miss a thing.
System of a Down made headline history back in 2011 and 2017 will no doubt see them bigger and better than ever. Saturday’s headliner, Biffy Clyro, have raised the bar for rock music – we’re always looking for bands to make their Download headline debut, and I have no doubt they’ll be worthy of the title. I’m delighted the mighty Aerosmith will be back, and their closing set will be something truly special. The band has a long history with Donington, and having them headline for us again is a real honour.”
So far Download 2017’s line-up looks like this:
System of a Down / Biffy Clyro / Aerosmith
Prophets of Rage / Five Finger Death Punch / AFI / Of Mice & Men / Fozzy / Rob Zombie / Sleeping With Sirens / Simple Plan / Every Time I Die / The Story So Far / Slayer / Motionless In White
Download festival takes place in Donington Park between 9th – 11th June 2017