Following last month’s appearance of an Australian website that fuelled many rumours, Download Festival has confirmed the event is officially heading to Melbourne in 2018.
The official website for the Australian instalment of the festival launched this morning with organisers Live Nation, Secret Sounds, and Unified sharing details on the location and date of the event, which is to take place at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday March 24, 2018.
Download shared only the most minimal amount of information other than these crucial details, stating the festival will feature four stages, speciality bars, a variety of food, markets, art installations and more.
Unfortunately the official lineup is yet to be released, but Download are planning to announce the 29 bands (one-third of which will reportedly be local acts) next Thursday November 9 at 9am AEDT.
Keep an eye on the official Download Festival Australia website for more updates.
(Photo: Ross Silcocks)