UK’s mighty Download Festival touches down in Melbourne – Huge Lineup Announced

The world’s premiere rock and metal event is set to hit Australia for the first time with a tsunami of international and local acts flooding Melbourne this coming March. Fifteen mammoth years in Donington UK, the spiritual home of rock, two years complete in Paris France, one year in Madrid Spain, and now… we are beyond stoked to be rolling out the welcome mat for Download Melbourne 2018.

News that is sure to slap a smile across the face of heavy music fans across the country, pure rock fury is set to burn through Flemington Racecourse this Autumn, twenty-eight bands, across four stages, in one day! Ice cold beer, great food and an endless crew of heavy music fans!
It is a great honour and very exciting that we are bringing Download Festival to Australia. Since the inception of Download UK in 2003, we have been looking for other territories to launch the festival and having successfully found a home for Download in France and Spain, we felt that the next country had to be Australia. Many rock fans from Australia have been in contact with us asking us to bring the festival to them – we have finally heard their calling and I cannot wait to put Download Australia on the map!” Andy Copping Download Founder

When it comes to festivals, heavy music fans have had little option of late, with Download recently expanding from its Donington stronghold, into Paris and Madrid, it seems like the perfect time for it to storm down here. Starting with a single day event in Melbourne with the intention to grow it at a sustainable pace over the coming years, to a nationally touring festival for the long term. We have 28 bands in total, 1/3 of those are Australian. We are really excited to have the Australian artists on the line up for Download Melbourne, Oz heavy acts are drawing a lot of people both here and overseas so we are happy to be able to showcase that strength.” Nigel Melder Download Melbourne Producer

Korn (Only Australian Show)
 Prophets of Rage | Limp Bizkit
Mastodon | Good Charlotte | NOFX
Suicidal Tendencies | Gojira | Amon Amarth
Arch Enemy | Falling In Reverse | Neck Deep | Sabaton
Hot Water Music| Of Mice & Men | The Story So Far
Northlane | Trophy Eyes | Nails | Issues | Bad Cop / Bad Cop
Ocean Grove | Psycroptic | King Parrot| Clowns | Chase Atlantic | Cursed Earth | Alpha Wolf

Melbourne Saturday March 24, 2018
Flemington Racecourse
Optus Perks Presale: 9am (AEDT), Monday 13 November – 9am (AEDT), Tuesday 14 November
GP On Sale: 9am (AEDT), Thursday 16 November
www.downloadfestival.com.au  Download is an 18+ fully licensed event

TICKETS TO DOWNLOAD
downloadfestival.com.au/tickets

Max tickets per transaction – 10
Payment methods – VISA and MasterCard
downloadfestival.com.au/tickets

Optus Perks Presale: 9am AEDT, Monday 13 November – 9am AEDT, Tuesday 14 November
GP On Sale: 9am AEDT, Thursday 16 November

Ticket prices:
GA – $169.90 + booking fees and credit card charges
RIP – $289.90 + booking fees and credit card charges

Optus Perks Presale www.optusperks.com.au/events
Optus customers can grab tickets first with the exclusive Optus Perks Pre-sale, running from 9am (AEDT) Monday 13 November to 9am (AEDT) Tuesday 14 November. Login to Optus Perks or click on “Perks” in the My Optus app to secure your tickets before they go on sale anywhere else.

2018 EVENT INFORMATION: 
March 24th Flemington Racecourse 18+ event

DOWNLOAD APP:
App Store for iOS = http://bit.ly/DLMELB2018_iOS
Google Play Store for Android = http://bit.ly/DLMELB2018_Android

TRANSPORT:
Flemington is the home of Australia’s largest sporting and entertainment event – The Melbourne Cup Carnival. Flemington has hosted some of the largest one day music Festivals to hit Australia including Soundwave, Big day and Future.
Flemington is only six kilometers from Melbourne’s CBD and is easily accessible by car, taxi, train, tram, helicopter or ferry.

By train
Trains run throughout the day, departing from Flinders Street Station, stopping at Southern Cross and North Melbourne Stations before arriving at Flemington’s.
Travel time is approximately 15 minutes.

By tram
The No. 57 tram runs from the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street directly to the Flemington Racecourse main gates.
Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.