Menu Subscribe Search
Close

Search

Close

Subscribe for the Latest Music News

Enter your email address below to subscribe to a regular(ish) dose of AAA Backstage goodness direct to your inbox.

Sideshow Alley: Download Festival

Update 08/12 8.30am: Headliners Limp Biskit, though late to the game, have announced two massive headline shows alongside their Download Festival Melbourne performance. Held at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion and Brisbane’s huge Riverstage, Limp Biskit are also bringing Of Mice & Men and Ocean Grove for supports.

Original Story: The inaugural Download Festival happening in Australia goes down in Melbourne at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday 24 March. At the moment, the festival is having Melbourne as its home for the foreseeable future—if you’re unable to make the trip, Download Festival organisers have announced a huge run of sideshows.

Topping the sideshow announcement is the debut Australian shows for supergroup, Prophets of Rage—which includes members of Cypress Hill and Rage Against the Machine. NOFX and Good Charlotte also have a pair of mammoth shows for Sydney and Brisbane. Some smaller club shows also make the list from Neck Deep, Nails, The Story So Far and more.

All shows come with a mega lineup of special guests, with appearances from acts already on the Download Festival lineup and others from the local talent pool of that city. Prophets of Rage have yet to announce special guests—keep an eye out.

See who’s playing in a mega venue near you. The below will be updated depending on sell outs and more additions as to who else announce sideshows. Ticketing information and on sale dates vary for each act—be sure to click on the ticket link for each artist for specific times and prices.

Download Festival Melbourne Sideshows

Limp Biskit
w/ Of Mice & Men & Ocean Grove

SUN 25 MAR
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
TUES 27 MAR
Riverstage, Brisbane
TICKETS

Prophets of Rage

THURS 22 MAR
Hordern Pavillion, Sydney
MON 26 MAR
Riverstage, Brisbane
TICKETS

NOFX
w/ Hot Water Music, Bad Cop/Bad Cop & Dad Religion

THURS 22 MAR
Riverstage, Brisbane
FRI 23 MAR
Hordern Pavillion, Sydney
TICKETS

Good Charlotte
w/ Neck Deep, Falling In Reverse, ISSUES & Chase Atlantic

MON 26 MAR
Hordern Pavillion, Sydney
WED 28 MAR
Riverstage, Brisbane
TICKETS

Amon Amarth
w/ Sabaton

SUN 25 MAR
Roundhouse, Sydney
TUES 27 MAR
The Tivoli, Brisbane
TICKETS

The Story So Far
w/ Slowly Slowly & Easy Life

FRI 23 MAR
The Zoo, Brisbane
SUN 25 MAR
Factory Theatre, Sydney
TICKETS

Neck Deep
w/ Between You And Me, The Away Game & Bearclaw Camp

SUN 25 MAR
The Gov, Adelaide
TICKETS

Nails

THURS 22 MAR
Crowbar, Brisbane
FRI 23 MAR
Red Rattler, Sydney
TICKETS

Download Festival Melbourne Lineup

Korn (only Australian show)
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
Cursed Earth
Alpha Wolf
TICKETS

Written by Jake Wilton