According to the official announcement of Download, this year’s festival is not happening, as it will be moved to 2022, after Boris Johnson statement that he hopes to lift all restrictions and allow large events to go ahead by June 21.
“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’re sorry to announce that Download 2021 will no longer be taking place. Please read the full statement below.
— Download Festival (@DownloadFest) March 1, 2021