The festival are throwing the spotlight on three local heavy hitters with the new additions, with Hellions, Dead Letter Circus and Melbourne melodic death metal group Orpheus Omega signing on for the chaos. Given Dead Letter Circus’s reputation as one of the best Australian alternative outfits to have emerged in recent years and Hellions’ formidable live show, as well as the popularity of Orpheus Omega’s recent LP Wear Your Sins, we’re incredibly keen to open up the pit in March.
Check out the expanded lineup below, and acquaint yourself with sideshows here. There’s every chance we’ll see some new names added over the next few weeks, so we’ll make sure to keep you posted for any updates.
Dead Letter Circus || Hellions || Orpheus Omega
My Chemical Romance – (Only Aus Shows)
Deftones || Jimmy Eat World || Clutch (Only Aus Shows)
Ministry || In Flames || Testament || Alestorm (Only Aus Shows)
Carcass|| Lacuna Coil (Only Aus Shows) || Hands Like Houses
In Hearts Wake|| The HU || Baroness|| Ne Obliviscaris
Bodyjar || New Years Day || Clowns || Venom Prison
SKYND || Thornhill ||Disentomb|| Stand Atlantic
Plini || RedHook || Dregg
Download Festival goes down at Melbourne Showgrounds on March 20 and Paramatta Park on March 21. Head here for tickets.