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News : Download Australia 2019 lineup announcement confirmed!

By on September 19, 2018

Metalheads, the wait is finally over. After months of speculation, rumours and an endless array of questionable fan made posters the true Download Australia lineup announcement for 2019 is here, and it’s definitely real!

Festival organisers have confirmed Ozzy Osbourne, Alice In Chains, Halestorm, The Amity AfflictionBehemoth, Alien WeaponryHigh TensionAnthrax, Ghost, Slayer, Frenzel Rhomb, RuinsJudas Priest and truckloads more. Click here to see the full lineup.

News of the festival lineup broke early with Nergal of Behemoth dropping the lineup on his official Instagram page. Bear in mind this is only the first lineup announcement, so expect more great bands to be announced in due time.

Download will return to Australia next March, returning to Melbourne on Monday, 11th March (long weekend) at Flemington Racecourse, and making its debut in Sydney on Saturday, 9th March at Parramatta Park.

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

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

General tickets on sale Wednesday, 26th September 9am (local) via Ticketmaster.

Optus Perk holders can reserve their tickets early this Friday, 21st September. Go to or download My Optus App today to receive your unique presale code.

This year’s inaugural Download Melbourne in March was a great success which saw some 30,000 metalheads and hard rock enthusiasts partake in a day of hard and heavy music with the likes of Korn, Sabaton, King Parrot, Amon Amarth, Northlane, Arch Enemy, Limp Bizkit and many others.

Click here to read our comprehensive line review and see the full gallery of photos from Download Melbourne 2018.


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