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Download Festival Australia Announces 2019 Expansion, Dates & Venues

Confirming their massive success from their inaugural year earlier in 2018, Download Festival Australia have outlined their dates and venues for next year and, metalheads in Sydney, gear up, as the festival expanding your way.

The festival—presented by Live Nation, UNIFIED and Secret Sounds, is quickly becoming the Soundwave Festival replacement this country sorely needs—especially after the lacklustre lineup UNIFY Gathering produced and the rolling controversy. Download Festival Australia will head to Sydney’s Parramatta Park on 9 March and then return to Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on 11 March.

Cue those lineup rumours as organisers have promised we’ll know who’s playing soon and that the bill will be a “corker.”

In March of this year, Download Festival Melbourne launched to a huge 30k crowd with the likes of Korn, Limp Bizkit, Prophets of Rage, NOFX, Mastodon and more performing the one-off festival. Not to mention stacks of sideshows around the country. The festival was a long-standing tradition in other areas of the world before rumours circulated for many years of an Australian leg.

Download Festival Australia

Parramatta Park, Sydney
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

Written by Jake Wilton