Bullet for My Valentine to headline Download Pilot festival

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Bullet for My Valentine is set to headline Download Pilot, a downsized edition of the the U.K. festival meant to reintroduce outdoor live music events at a smaller scale.

The 10,000-capacity event will take place June 18-20 at Download’s usual site of Donington Park. All attendees will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 lateral flow test, aka a rapid test. They will also need to take a PCR test before and after the festival.

“That means you’ll be able to mosh, dance, hug your fellow Downloaders, and rock out without a mask or social distancing,” organizers say.

“[We’re] beyond honored to be part of this historic event to kick start the music industry and bring back live music to people lives,” Bullet for My Valentine says. “Bring the noise!”

Other artists on the Download Pilot bill include Enter Shikari, Frank Carter Carter & the Rattlesnakes, While She Sleeps and Neck Deep. For the full lineup and all ticket info, visit DownloadFestival.co.uk.

Download proper will return in 2022 with headliners Iron Maiden, KISS and Biffy Clyro.

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