The annual metal festival, which takes place in June and attracts up to 100,000 people from around the world, has been canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Fans shared their disappointment online after it was announced on Monday that the spectacular lineup of musical acts will not be performing on stage this year.
The popular festival was supposed to take place in Donington Park and headlining Kiss, Biffy Clyro and System Of A Down.
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Other acts like Deftones, KORN, Steel Panther and The Distillers should rock on the main stage as well.
The organizers of the festival have now announced that tickets will go on sale on March 5th, but the festival will now take place in 2022.
The popular festival was supposed to take place in Donington Park and would include the headliners Kiss, Biffy Clyro and System Of A Down
In a statement released on Monday, organizers said they had done everything in their power to get the show up and running this year, but unfortunately, it just “couldn’t” be done.
“We have never given up hope of bringing the festival back to Donington in June and have worked so hard behind the scenes to make it happen – but we now know that it is not possible,” the statement said.
“We’re heartbroken for everyone in the download family, from artists to suppliers to our avid download fans.”
The organizers said they had done everything in their power to get the show up and running this year, but unfortunately it was just “not possible”.
It went on: “We would like to thank the NHS for introducing the vaccine and all of you for your patience and for keeping the spirit of the download alive until we can be together again.
“You are welcome to keep your ticket and carry it over to the next year.
“Alternatively, you can get a refund from your ticket agent. Horns up, see you in 2022. “
The 2022 festival kicks off June 10-12, and fans will be delighted to know that headliners Kiss and Biffy Clyro will continue to make headlines along with Maiden from 2021.
It comes just weeks after the festival organizers announced that Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary plans – first slated for 2020 – have been postponed again to 2022.