Premiere Gladys Berejiklian’s excessive police presence could not dampen the spirits of heavy music lovers in Sydney yesterday! 20,000 heavy music fans descended on Parramatta Park for Download Sydney’s debut!
Thrash metal kings Slayer closed out the festival with amind blowing set, smashing through a mammoth 90 minute set to farewell fans on their final world tour. Emotional disciples hanging off every word from frontman Tom Araya and soaking in every riff!
UK heavy metal legends Judas Priest, US metal gods Anthrax and Seattle rockers Alice In Chains also delivered stand out sets of the day.
New Zealand trio Alien Weaponry set the bar high early on the main stage with a blistering set inspiring an endless circle mosh.
Late to the line-up but what an addition, the almighty Airbourne shredded it up before they off OS to record their next record.
While local legends Amity Affliction, Polaris and High Tension delivered mind-blowing sets to make Australia proud!
Organizers were thrilled with respectful crowd behavior, working with emergency services to complete a safe and incident-free event with four medical transfers, three for pre-existing medical conditions, one for a fence jump gone wrong. Download patrons proving once again they can have a drama free good time.
Monday sees Download landing in Flemington, there are a handful of tickets left, head over to www.downloadfestival.com.au for details.
Live Nation, UNIFIED & Secret Sounds
Melbourne Monday March 11 || Flemington Racecourse
DOWNLOAD SYDNEY IT’S A WRAP!
SLAYER (Final World Tour) | JUDAS PRIEST (Only Aus Shows) | ALICE IN CHAINS | GHOST
RISE AGAINST(Only Aus Shows) | THE AMITY AFFLICTION (Only Aus Shows) | SUM 41 ANTHRAX | PENNYWISE (Only Aus Shows) |HALESTORM (Only Aus Shows)
BEHEMOTH | ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES | AIRBOURNE
I PREVAIL (Only Aus Shows) | THY ART IS MURDER | POLARIS | TWELVE FOOT NINJA
CONVERGE | FRENZAL RHOMB | LUCA BRASI | CODE ORANGE
FEVER 333 | WAR ON WOMEN | SLAVES | ALIEN WEAPONRY
NEW YEARS DAY(Only Aus Shows)| HIGH TENSION | JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED
AVERSIONS CROWN | OUTRIGHT | RUINS | DEVILSKIN | EAT YOUR HEART OUT
VOYAGER | THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT | REDHOOK | WINDWAKER
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See you Monday Melbourne!
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