Australian Download Festival Dates Cancelled

The 2020 Australian Download Festival dates have been cancelled. The move was made after My Chemical Romance pulled out due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“IT IS WITH INTENSE DISAPPOINTMENT THAT WE ANNOUNCE THAT MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE WILL NOT BE COMING TO AUSTRALIA TO PLAY DOWNLOAD.

MCR have released the following statement today:

“To our dearest friends –

It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to postpone our performances in Australia and New Zealand. We felt this was the right decision for our fans, our band, our crew, and our families given the current global situation. We apologize to our fans, but please know that we didn’t come to this decision lightly. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to being with you all again as soon as we can. In the meantime, please be good to each other.” My Chemical Romance

Given that this announcement has come barely 8 days prior to Download Australia we will not be able to secure an alternative headliner as there is insufficient time to secure visas and arrange the other relevant logistics that are required prior to the festival.

As we are unable to deliver a complete line-up to meet the standard that Download fans both expect and deserve, we have very reluctantly made the decision to cancel Download Australia 2020.

The Download team has been working around the clock to create an unforgettable experience for heavy music fans and we are devastated not be able to deliver this show to Australian Downloaders as planned.

We are currently working with both My Chemical Romance and Deftones to schedule separate headline shows in Australia in 2020 and will update you all as soon as we have these.

We are also working with a number of artists who have official Download side shows scheduled, to add headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne next week, stay tuned for these dates.

All ticket purchasers to the Download Melbourne and Sydney 2020 events will receive a full refund including booking and payment processing fees.

We appreciate that the decision to cancel Download Australia will cause huge disappointment and may create major difficulty for ticket holders, for which we sincerely apologise.

Moshtix will contact account holders on Monday 16th March via email with information regarding the refund process. We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience. For any questions relating to your Download ticket purchase, please contact Moshtix directly https://tixsupport.moshtix.com.au/“

My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Etc. Set For 2020 Australian Download Festival Shows

The first set of bands have been revealed for the 2020 Download Festival events in Australia. The Melbourne show will be held at the Showgrounds on March 20, while the Sydney show will be held at Parramatta Park on March 21. Here’s the lineup: My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Clutch, Ministry, In Flames, Testament, Carcass, Alestorm, Lacuna Coil, Hands Like Houses, In Hearts Wake, The Hu, Baroness, Ne Obliviscaris, Bodyjar, New Years Day, Clowns, Venom Prison, Skynd, Thornhill, Disentomb, Stand Atlantic, Plini, Redhook, and Dregg.

Sum 41, Pennywise, Thy Art Is Murder, Etc. Added To 2019 Australian Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2019 Australian Download Festival. The event will take place in Sydney (March 9 at the Parramatta Park) and Melbourne (March 11 at the Flemington Racecourse) and the newly announced acts include: Sum 41, Pennywise, Thy Art Is Murder, Polaris, Twelve Foot Ninja, Slaves, and Voyager. Previously announced artists include: Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Judas Priest, Alice In Chains, Ghost, Rise Against, The Amity Affliction, Anthrax, Halestorm, Behemoth, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmes, I Prevail, Converge, Frenzal Rhomb, Luca Brasi, Code Orange, Andy Black, The Fever 333, War On Women, High Tension, Outright, Ruins, and Alien Weaponry.

Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Judas Priest, Etc. Set For 2019 Australian Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Australian Download Festival. The event will take place in Sydney (March 9 at the Parramatta Park) and Melbourne (March 11 at the Flemington Racecourse) and the following artists have been booked: Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Judas Priest, Alice In Chains, Ghost, Rise Against, The Amity Affliction, Anthrax, Halestorm, Behemoth, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmes, I Prevail, Converge, Frenzal Rhomb, Luca Brasi, Code Orange, Andy Black, The Fever 333, War On Women, High Tension, Outright, Ruins, and Alien Weaponry.