Pop fans 'find out' major US band playing 'secret set' at Download after spotting a gap in tour

MUSIC fans think they have discovered this year's secret set during the download.

Pop and rock detectives are sure they know who will be playing the mystery slot at Donington Park Festival.

Music fans think they have found out who the secret set is in the downloadPhoto credit: Getty
You have noticed that Paramore have a gap in their schedulePhoto credit: Getty – Contributor

Fans have been diligently scouring the tour dates of various bands and have discovered that one of them has a large gap on June 16th.

The American group in question also happens to be in the UK at this time.

Fans shared their findings online and concluded that Paramore took a break in their schedule to coincide with Download Festival.

In the days before, Paramore supported Taylor Swift on her Eras Tour in Edinburgh and Liverpool.


The misery Business The stars have June 16 off before rejoining Taylor from June 18 when she arrives in Cardiff and London.

On X, formerly Twitter, a fan wrote: “Why Paramore wasn't suggested as a secret download set is beyond me – they're in the UK and have Sunday 16th June off.”

Another wrote: “@DownloadFest look, all I'm saying is Paramore have a day off on Sunday after the Eras tour in Lpool.”

And a third chimed in: “I said that the other day! I NEED them to be.”

There was also a chat on Reddit about Paramore being Download's secret set.

One excited fan wrote on the social media forum: “Paramore are supporting Taylor Swift in the UK in June and have free entry on Sunday 16th. Do you think this could work?”

First look inside Taylor Swift's Murrayfield setup as work begins ahead of Edinburgh shows

Someone else replied: “What gives me hope is that on this DL24 feedback thing, there was no option for 'who would you like to see?' next Annual download?'?

“This makes me believe that the organizers have been considering this move for some time?”

The Download Festival takes place from 14 to 16 June at Donington Park in Leicestershire.

The headliners this year are Queens Of The Stone Age, Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold.

Paramore arrives in the UK this Friday for Taylor Swift's performance at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

The band will support Taylor for three nights in Scotland before moving on to Liverpool's Anfield Stadium on June 13, 14 and 15.

There will then be a gap in their schedule – on June 16 and 17 – before they join the pop megastar at Cardiff's Principality Stadium before moving on to London's Wembley Stadium for a further three nights.

Taylor and Paramore will then fly to Ireland before touring mainland Europe in July and early August, before returning to Wembley Stadium for another five Eras concerts from August 15-20.

Taylor announced Paramore as the opening act when they last Summer and revealed that she and the band's frontwoman, Hayley Williams, are close friends.

She revealed the News after the European leg of the Eras Tour was extended by 14 additional days.

Taylor said on Instagram: “I really can't contain my excitement because… we are adding 14 new shows to the Eras Tour.

“And I get to travel around the world and do shows with Paramore!!

“Hayley and I have been friends since we were teenagers in Nashville and now we get to tour the UK/Europe next summer??? I'm screaming???”

Paramore is in the UK in the days leading up to the Download FestivalCredit: Handout
They support Taylor Swift on the European leg of her Eras TourPhoto credit: Getty
Lead singer Hayley Williams is good friends with TaylorPhoto credit: Getty
Fall Out Boy is Headliner DownloadPhoto credit: Getty
Queens Of The Stone Age are also a headlinerPhoto credit: Getty