Metal mania! Download Festival have announced a string of sideshows to compensate for those cities who miss out on next year's festivities, with the likes of In Flames, Deftones, Ministry, Testament and The Hu embarking on headline dates around the country.
To coincide with the March festival, which goes down in Sydney and Melbourne, Deftones, In Flames and The Hu are set to take their sets to Brisbane and Adelaide, with Baroness locked in to support Deftones for their Brisbane show. Ministry and Testament are keeping things East Coast and only making the trek up to Brisbane for their sideshows, with Darkc3ll accompanying Ministry for their show at The Tivoli. Once again, it would seem that Perth does not exist.
With another lineup announcement for the festival lingering over the horizon, there's every chance we'll be seeing more sideshows announced anytime soon, so keep your ear to the ground and your eyes on the streets for those dates. In the meantime, check out all the information for the first round of sideshows below.
Download Festival 2020 Sideshows
With Baroness (Brisbane only)
Wednesday March 18 2020 - Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
Monday March 23 2020 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA
Tuesday March 24 2020 - The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Wednesday March 18 2020 - HQ, Adelaide SA
Monday March 23 2020 - The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Sunday March 22 2020 - The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Monday March 16 2020 - The Gov, Adelaide SA
Tuesday March 17 2020 - The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Check out Live Nation for tickets and details for all sideshows today.