Since forming back in 2000, the mighty MASTODON have certainly made the most of their time. Performing everywhere from Coachella and Bonnaroo to Download and Sonisphere and nearly every major festival in between, they’ve headlined legendary venues such as Red Rocks and sold out shows around the globe. Their epic sets of cerebral metal casting dark shadows over pop culture, bridging the gap between hard rock and mainstream, thanks to their progressive instrumentation and multi vocalist delivery. Mastodon received ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance’ GRAMMY® Award nominations in 2007, 2014 and again in 2015 and landed like a nuke on the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live for a performance earlier this year! These Atlanta natives are the cool kids of metal; fans adore them, critics applauded them and their musical peers wanna be them!
Tickets for both headline shows go on sale at 10am Friday, January 19.
My Live Nation members can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning Wednesday 10am January 17 until Friday 9am January 19.
Musically, French quartet GOJIRA gracefully swing between quaking and quivering guitars, mind-bending percussion, chillingly elegant melodies, and cosmic atmospherics. The band has always dealt in extremes, uncovering light in darkness and finding beauty in heaviness. Since their 1996 beginnings they have made their mark as one of the paramount metals bands of this generation.
Mastodon with special guests Gojira
BIG TOP, SYDNEY
MONDAY MARCH 26
EATONS HILL HOTEL, BRISBANE
WEDNESDAY MARCH 28
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM FRIDAY JANUARY 19
My Live Nation pre-sale: Wednesday 10am January 17 until Friday 9am January 19
Also appearing at Download Festival, Melbourne – Saturday March 24
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
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
Optus Perks Presale: 9am AEDT, Monday 13 November – 9am AEDT, Tuesday 14 November
GP On Sale: 9am AEDT, Thursday 16 November
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
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.
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.
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.