After months of rumors and speculation, Download Festival has finally revealed the details of its 2018 Australian event.
Yes that’s right! Is all become VERY REAL.
With the official website going live this morning, it has been confirmed that Live Nation, Unified and Secret Sounds will bring the UK-founded rock festival to Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on Saturday 24 March.
The full line-up will not be announced until next Thursday (9 November), however it is understood that the bill will feature 28 bands in total, (with 1/3 being Australian acts), across four stages, and the rumor mill is in overdrive. System of a Down, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Paramore, Prophets of Rage and Northlane are highly likely.
Though the Australian debut will only be a one-day event, the intention is to expand each year to eventually become a national-touring festival.
It’s also believed that the upcoming line-up will reflect the one-day event, however as Download continues to grow in Australia, it will become more in line with the UK festival.
Speaking to Herald Sun, Live Nation’s Nigel Melder said “We want this to be sustainable” and hosed down speculation that Soundwave founder AJ Maddah was attached to Download Festival in Australia.
“AJ Maddah is not involved, AJ never was,” Melder said.
Melder also addressed the website for the event accidentally going live last week.
“Did it make my job harder? Yes. But look at the passion of these fans, imagine if nobody cared?” he said.
“These fans are invested.”
Ticket details for Download have yet to be revealed, but you can RSVP here. Something tells us this is gonna sell out fast