The UK’s Obtain competition has been officially cancelled

The UK’s Download festival has been officially cancelled

Organisers of the UK’s Download festival have right now verified that this year’s function has been cancelled.

It was because of to get location at Castle Donington on June 12-14 with Iron Maiden, Kiss and Technique Of A Down set to headline.

But with the music world in turmoil due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers have taken the choice to terminate the 2020 celebration.

A assertion reads: “Download festival will no for a longer time be having area this 12 months. We’ve been intently monitoring this unparalleled situation and it’s turn into crystal clear that it just isn’t doable for the 2020 festival to go ahead.

“This choice has not been taken evenly and we’re beyond dissatisfied. We increase our heartfelt apologies to all of you – we genuinely did try to make this work.

“Please rest certain we will be back again future yr. Now, much more than ever, we have to have the Download spirit to thrive and supply guidance to all those that require it most. We’ll do our ideal to put alongside one another an amazing lineup for you in 2021 and simply cannot wait to see you all then. Thank you, as at any time, for your continued help.”

Organisers say they are functioning with their ticket associates pertaining to refunds, and report that they’ll be in touch with fans to update them on the condition.

Followers can also dangle on to their tickets and have them around to Download 2021.

Iron Maiden, Kiss and Method Of A Down ended up due to be joined on the bill by other artists together with Korn, Deftones, Disturbed, Gojira, Alestorm, Black Veil Brides, Of Mice & Males,  Volbeat, Killswitch Interact, Babymetal, The Fairly Reckless, Airbourne, The Offspring, Skillet, Baroness, Mastodon, Lacuna Coil, Sepultura, Alter Bridge, The Darkness and Funeral For A Buddy and Amaranthe.