Download Festival Australia 2018

It is confirmed!

It is confirmed that Download Festival will be hitting the shores of Australia in 2018. After months of speculation and the rumour mill in overdrive, Australian fans can rejoice that the mighty void missing in our lives (a decent live music festival) can once again be filled. Australian metal heads have been out of sorts the last two years - and like migrating birds, we can't fully know the change if seasons until we attend some sort of load music event in our cities. After the demise of Soundwave, there was no holy land for us to celebrate heavy metal music in its entirety and diversity. 

Live Nation, Unified and Secret Sounds have been working like mad behind the scenes to bring the UK yearly staple, Download Festival down under next year. What we know so far:

The Date for the one off festival in 2018 will be Saturday March 24th 2018. The festival is being held at Flemington Racecourse Melbourne VIC. 25,000 metal fans can once again head through the gates and celebrate this weird and heavy culture we have. The official lineup is scheduled for November 9, 2017 and potential punters are losing their minds trying to decipher who is coming to Download Australia.... Let that sink in 'Download Australia'.  

The festival will be cramming in 28 bands over 4 stages -  and the organisers have put a staggering 1/3 local bands on the rota which we love to see. Live Nation, Unified and Secret Sounds are some of the most dedicated to the Australian metal scene and want to see if flourish as do we.  

The intention for Download is to become a full fledged national touring festival each year - much to the same affect as Soundwave, so this means it needs our support! More than ever! The hole Soundwave left throughout the country was substantial and now there is a chance to revive the live scene and once again see some amazing bands live over an anazing day with friends and beer - it is the metal head way. 

Stay tuned for updates throughout the next week, including this lineup! 

Looking to fill the hole in the Australian festival market for heavy music fans