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News : Download Festival returns in 2019 to Melbourne and Sydney

By on August 15, 2018

Photo: Anthony Smith

The wait is finally over, folks! After the hugely successful debut of Download Festival in Melbourne this past March with over 30,000 heavy metal alumni descending upon Flemington Racecourse to partake in a day of hard and heavy music with the likes of Korn, Prophets of Rage, King Parrot, Sabaton, High Tension, PsycropticArch Enemy, Clowns, Suicidal Tendencies and a plethora of other amazing bands.

The organisers behind Download Festival in Australia have today confirmed the dates and venues for the 2019 instalment, returning to Melbourne and making its glorious debut in Sydney in March 2019. 

Sydney will see its Download Festival debut on Saturday, 9th March at Parramatta Park and Melbourne will get its turn on Monday, 11th March during the long weekend at Flemington Racecourse.

Download Sydney – Saturday, 9th March 2019
Parramatta Park Sydney NSW

Download Melbourne – Monday, 11th March 2019 (Long Weekend)
Flemington Racecourse Melbourne VIC

No word as of yet of who will be performing at next year’s Download Festival in Melbourne and Sydney, but promoters promise “It’s a corker!”. Keep your eyes glued to the Download Festival Australia Facebook page for further updates.

Click here to view our comprehensive live review and gallery of Download Melbourne 2018.

Let us know who you’re keen to see at the Download Festival in Melbourne and Sydney next year in the comments below.


Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook