After 30,000 heavy music fans descended on Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse for Australia’s inaugural Download Festival, it’s only right that the event returns in 2019 – and it’s going to be huge.
Download Festival Australia has announced it will return to Flemington Racecourse on Monday March 11 – a fitting end to the long weekend – and expand to Sydney for a show at Parramatta Park on Saturday March 9.
Prophets of Rage, Limp Bizkit, Mastodon, Good Charlotte, Korn and more featured on the memorable lineup of Australia’s first ever edition of Download, and it’s fair to assume some big names will be announced in the coming months for the 2019 sequels.
“We could not be happier with how Download rolled out in 2018,” said Nigel Melder, Download’s programmer. “The warmth and support from the heavy music community was unprecedented. From fans to industry and media the love has been out of this world.”
Download Festival 2019
Saturday March 9: Parramatta Park, Sydney, NSW
Monday March 11: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, VIC
Stay tuned for an imminent lineup announcement. In the meantime, reminisce on Download 2018 in our interview with Mastodon's Bill Kelliher.
Image via Anthony Smith.