Full statement issued from festival team...

Rock and metal weekender Download will not take place in 2020.

The event was due to return to Donnington Park this summer, but the spread of coronavirus placed it under threat.

To enable fans and artists to make contingency plans, the Download team have taken the step of cancelling this year's event.

Reassuring fans, Download has promised to return in 2021, with ticket holders able to retain their passes for next year's festival.

Here's the statement in full.

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