Download 2019: Melbourne, and now Sydney!
Download Festival organisers were blown away by the festivals debut in Melbourne this year, they have already confirmed a return for 2019, as well as adding Sydney to the tour.
“We could not be happier with how Download rolled out in 2018,” says Download Festival programmer Nigel Melder.
“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. We can’t thank everyone enough for their behaviour yesterday and we are excited to confirm that Download will return to Melbourne and also make its Sydney debut in 2019.”
“It was an incredible honour to bring Download Festival to Australia and no better place than at Flemington Racecourse, or as it was renamed by fans Donmington, in the heart of Melbourne,” says Download Festival founder Andy Copping.
“Seeing all the bands just hanging out and supporting each other on stage encapsulates the true camaraderie and spirit of this kind of music, this scene and this festival.
“Thank you Download Australia, particularly the fans cause it’s nothing without you lot, you have truly have taken the festival to your hearts and we cannot wait to be back again for you next year!”
Download 2018 included:
Korn, Prophets of Rage, Limp Bizkit, Mastodon, Good Charlotte, NOFX, Suicidal Tendencies, Gojira, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Falling In Reverse, Neck Deep, Sabaton
Hot Water Music, Of Mice & Men, The Story So Far, Northlane. Trophy Eyes, Nails, Issues, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Ocean Grove, Psycroptic, King Parrot, Clowns
Chase Atlantic, Make Them Suffer, High Tension