Download Festival

Deftones and Jimmy Eat World announce Download sideshows

December 5, 2019

The Download Fest lineup already has music fans across the country booking flights to Sydney and Melbourne. But there’s good news for those of us who planning on staying a little closer to home, as Deftones and Jimmy Eat World announce shows either side of the festival weekend. Alt-metallers Deftones will hit up Brisbane on […]

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Live Review: Download Festival – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (11.03.19)

March 13, 2019

With the sun pelting down as you walked in, Download Festival was off to a hot one in Melbourne. Luca Brasi helped kick things off, with a set on one of the two main stages. I Prevail were an early highlight, too, as punters piled into the Flemington Racecourse. Eric Vanlerberghe’’s vocals punched through the air and drew a […]

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Here’s the epic food lineup for Download Festival in Sydney and Melbourne

January 15, 2019

As if a festival with Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Alice in Chains and Judas Priest (and those are only the headliners) wasn’t enough, a supersized food program packed with some of the East Coast’s finest eateries has been announced for both the Sydney and Melbourne legs. As was the case last year, Jake Smyth and Kenny […]

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Interview: Slaves (UK) chat about Download Festival, being pals with DMA’s and playing Cal Jam 18

November 14, 2018

Last month, we sat down with UK rock duo Slaves while we were backstage at the Cal Jam Festival in Los Angeles. Today, the group have been announced alongside the likes of Sum 41, Pennywise and Thy Art is Murder in the second round of announcements for Download Festival, being held in Sydney and Melbourne […]

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Could the Download Festival take Soundwave’s place? We look at some highlights from the inaugural event in Melbourne

March 26, 2018

Saturday saw thousands of metal, punk and heavy music fans pour into Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse for the debut of the Download Festival. The first time the renowned music event has been produced in Australia, the line up boasted an eclectic mix, from Amon Amarth to Prophets of Rage, through to Good Charlotte, NOFX and Limp Bizkit. With the Australian music festival scene […]

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Interview: Tom Morello on Prophets of Rage’s longevity and importance of rock in today’s political environment

March 17, 2018

Come March 24th, Melbourne will be hosting the first ever Australian Download Festival. An event that will undoubtedly fill the hole Soundwave left for many heavy metal and punk fans, Download has already put an impressive stake in the market, announcing the likes of Korn, Slipknot and more to their inaugural Australian line up. Carving out a fine […]

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High Tension and Make Them Suffer welcomed to inaugural Download Festival in Melbourne

February 15, 2018

Bringing extra grunt to the already heavy Download Festival in Melbourne next month, local heroes High Tension and Make Them Suffer out of Perth have now joined the stacked line up! It’s been a minute since we’ve seen High Tenno and this huge festival gig will be the first for the band in 2018; with new music on […]

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Good Charlotte, Prophets of Rage & more Download Festival artists confirm headline shows for 2018

December 1, 2017

With the Download Festival set to finally hit Australian shores early next year, Live Nation have today dropped details of some official sideshows from the likes of Good Charlotte, Neck Deep, Prophets of Rage and more. There are still stacks of Download Festival goodness to be announced, but in the meantime sink your teeth into the following… PROPHETS OF […]

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Melbourne lands the inaugural Australian Download Festival

November 2, 2017

After far too many rumours swirling around, the unveiling of Australia’s Download Festival was finally given the official stamp this morning, with the event being confirmed by Live Nation, Unified and Secret Sounds. The iconic heavy music festival will make its way to Melbourne in reflecting the set up and aims of the UK flagship event, […]

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SOAD, Biffy Clyro & Aerosmith to be joined by Aussie heroes Airbourne and Northlane at UK’s Download Festival

February 3, 2017

Download Festival returns to Leicestershire in the UK this June and alongside the likes of Aerosmith, Biffy Clyro and System of a Down now comes an impressive addition of artists, including our own Airbourne and Northlane. Widely regarded as the world’s premier rock and metal event in the UK, Download draws in huge numbers annually over […]

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Aussies Abroad: Airbourne and Northlane line up for massive Download Festival in the UK

February 3, 2017

The Download Festival returns to Leicestershire in the UK this June and alongside the likes of Aerosmith, Biffy Clyro and System of a Down now comes an impressive addition of artists, including our own Airbourne and Northlane. Widely regarded as the world’s premier rock and metal event in the UK, Download draws in huge numbers annually over three days; this year, running from […]

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