Download Organisers Praise Patrons and Confirm Download Will Return to Melbourne ….. and Sydney in 2019!
Nearly 30,000 heavy music fans descended on Melbourne on Saturday for Australia’s first Download Festival. After a smattering of rain to kick off, the rock gods smiled, the clouds parted, and pure rock fury ripped through Flemington.
International superstars Korn, Prophets of Rage, Limp Bizkit, Mastodon, Gojira, Amon Amarth, and Sabaton delivered stand out sets. Couples got busy tying the knot in the inflatable church, moving over to the beer hall for a reception to remember! Foodies indulged in the scrumptious delights served up by the Hell’s Kitchen crew and the super fans filled the signing tent, lining up for hours to get their chance to meet their favourite Download acts.
Download programmer Nigel Melder praised patrons and confirmed the festival will return to Melbourne, and in news that will put a smile on NSW heavy rock fans faces…. Will debut in Sydney in 2019.
“We could not be happier with how Download rolled out in 2018. The warmth and support from the heavy music community was unprecedented. From fans to industry and media the love has been out of this world. We can’t thank everyone enough for their behaviour yesterday and we are excited to confirm that Download will return to Melbourne and also make its Sydney debut in 2019.”
Download founder Andy Copping flew in from the UK to experience Download Melbourne and had this to say:
“It was an incredible honour to bring Download Festival to Australia and no better place than at Flemington Racecourse, or as it was renamed by fans Donmington, in the heart of Melbourne. Seeing all the bands just hanging out and supporting each other on stage encapsulates the true camaraderie and spirit of this kind of music, this scene and this festival. Thank you Download Australia, particularly the fans cause it’s nothing without you lot, you have truly have taken the festival to your hearts and we cannot wait to be back again for you next year!”
The Download team want to thank all of the artists and crew who made Australia’s first ever Download such a huge success…
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 | Make Them Suffer | High Tension
Tonight Alive is celebrating the release of the music video for their latest single “Disappear” today.The super-charged track features Lynn Gunn (PVRIS) and is the third single from their upcoming album Underworld, set for release on January 12 via UNFD.
On the track and collaboration, singer Jenna McDougall shares” “Disappear is a song about the escapist inside all of us. As you can expect from Tonight Alive, the lyrics discuss freedom, but this time with a flavour of anonymity and detachment. Disappear was written with the intention of sounding neither like Pvris or Tonight Alive, and aimed to capture the sonic imagery of a long straight highway out of your comfort zone.”
“Disappear” premiered earlier today as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 and joins previously released videos for “Crack My Heart” and “Temple”. The lead single from the upcoming release, “Temple”, was shared with fans earlier this spring and was added to triple j rotation, earning the title of the #6th most played song on the station in late November.
Next Friday, coinciding with the release of Underworld, Tonight Alive will return to Tarwin Lower to play at the sold out Unify 18. To celebrate the release of the album, before their set Tonight Alive will hosta very special release party for fans on-site at the Bush Bar from 6pm.
Underworld is available for pre-order via 24Hundred and iTunes. Tonight Alive will appear at the sold out UNIFY 18.
Tonight Alive – Underworld is out on January 12 via UNFD.
1. Book of Love
3. Disappear (feat. Lynn Gunn)
4. The Other
5. In My Dreams
6. For You
7. Crack My Heart
8. Just for Now
9. Burning On
10. Waiting For The End
11. Last Light
12. Looking For Heaven
13. My Underworld (feat. Corey Taylor)
LIMP BIZKIT, what can we say, still one of the most fun and entertaining live bands from America. After 22 years and going stronger than ever, Limp Bizkit will carry their rap-rock torch loud and proud all the way to Australia 2018. Songs like Rollin, My Generation, and Break Stuff will have everyone going full throttle. You are not going to want to miss these special appearances
Tickets for both headline shows go on sale at midday, Thursday December 14.
My Live Nation members can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning Tuesday 2pm, December 12 until Thursday 10am, December 14.
OF MICE & MEN have hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They’ve racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They’ve played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released four studio albums to critical acclaim and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. Of Mice & Men have accomplished all that and more over the course of a mere eight years.
OCEAN GROVE take us on a breathless trip through a 90’s nostalgia that visits the best of the Beastie Boys, Silverchair and Korn, these Melbourne kids nabbed a triple J feature record on their debut ‘The Rhapsody Tapes’, that has been hailed as one of the great heavy records of 2017!
Limp Bizkit with special guests Of Mice And Men & Ocean GroveHORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY
SUNDAY MARCH 25
TUESDAY MARCH 27
TICKETS ON SALE 12PM THURSDAY DECEMBER 14
My Live Nation pre-sale: 2pm Tuesday December 12 until 10am Thursday December 14.
Also appearing at Download Festival, Melbourne – Saturday March 24
Haven’t heard of Mirrors?? Well where the hell have you been! Hailing from Gippsland Victoria, Mirrors have just dropped their latest single Circus, debuting at number 1 on the iTunes metal charts.
This gritty metal core four piece comprising of Patty Goodman (vocals), Tyson Taifer (guitar), Jake Mackin (Bass), and Rob Brens (drums), are bringing their A game and it is definitely one not to be missed. The mix of clean and dirty lyrics blends brilliantly with their distinct hardcore sound and they are showing the big guns that they are here and that they mean business!
Forging their own unique sound, Mirrors will be blasting it in full force at the sold out 2018 Unify – Heavy Music Gathering. If you would like a sneak peek get on down to Plastic (Royal Melbourne Hotel) on the 6th November 2017 where you can hear the new single Circus as well as their back catalogue, including Tie The Lace, Waiting, and Bring Me Home from the EP Fools Paradise.
Circus is available now at all the usual places, get out there and support our local musicians you definitely won’t be disappointed.
You can also find Mirrors on Facebook and Instagram, give them a like or follow to be kept up to date with all the latest news and tour information.
NORTHLANE have announced headline dates for the Australian leg of their Mesmer World Tour. Kicking off on October 19 in Adelaide, Northane will take their critically acclaimed fourth album Mesmer to capital cities around the nation, following on from the hugely successful Intuition Tour last May.
“Few bands combine razor-sharp proficiency with spine-shaking heaviness the way Northlane do.” – Rolling Stone
“The Sydney metalcore group’s secret fourth album packs a punch.” – Kerrang!
Tickets for all shows – including Meet & Greet Experiences – go on sale at 11am this Friday, July 14.
An exciting 48-hour pre-sale is available exclusively for Telstra customers from 9am Tuesday, July 11 until 9am Thursday, July 13 (local time). Head to Telstra.com/music for details on how to purchase.
The band released their fourth album, Mesmer, on March 24 with no forewarning and completely blindsided fans and the industry alike. Northlane were lauded for presenting the album directly to their fans in such an unorthodox and exhilarating manner, and since it dropped Mesmer debuted at #3 on the ARIA Chart and has been streamed nine million times. Among the excitement, Mesmer was received with a raft of acclaim and labelled “triumphant” and a “masterpiece” by critics, shaping Northlane into one of the most successful Australian heavy music exports today.
Currently in Europe slaying the summer festival circuit and selling out their own shows on the continent, Northlane recently made their main stage debut at Download Festival in the UK and France as well as Hellfest, playing to thousands of people alongside mega acts such as Linkin Park, Aerosmith and System of a Down. With performances at Vainstream Rockfest (Germany), Jera On Air (Netherlands), Graspop (Belgium), Dissonance Festival (Italy) in the bag, the next stop on Northlane’s world tour is an extensive run through Canada, followed by South America and New Zealand.
THE GOV, ADELAIDE
THURSDAY OCTOBER 19
170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 20
SATURDAY OCTOBER 21
ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY
FRIDAY OCTOBER 27
MAX WATTS, BRISBANE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 28
TICKETS ON SALE 11AM FRIDAY JULY 14
Telstra Thanks pre-sale: 9am July 11 until 9am July 13