Can’t make it to Download Festival next year? Fret not, with the annual hard rock celebration today announcing a bunch of sideshows that will be heading your way instead.

Barely one month ago, music lovers around Australia were shocked to learn of the calibre of stunning artists making their way to our shores as part of the 2020 Download Festival.

Boasting a reunited My Chemical Romance, the likes of Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Ministry, Clutch, and so much more turned this into an event you definitely won’t want to miss.

However, with Download Festival remaining an exclusive event to folks in Melbourne and Sydney, disappointment would’ve been high for some fans as they realised a chance to see their favourite acts would require an interstate trip to catch them live.

Now though, the good news you’ve been waiting for has arrived, with a bunch of these stunning artists announcing some highly-anticipated sideshows while in the country.

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Taking place next March, punters around the country will get a rare chance to catch headline shows from the likes of Deftones, Ministry, In Flames, Testament, and Mongolian rockers The HU.

It doesn’t quite end there though, with Baroness joining Deftones in Brisbane, and Darkcell hopping on the bill for Ministry’s gig at The Tivoli.

Tickets to all these shows go on sale from Friday, December 6th at staggered local times, while pre-sales kick off at various times on Wednesday, December 4th and run until Friday. Read on for specific details for each date.

Tickets to Download Festival 2020 are on sale now, but if you’re keen on attending on the cheap, Live Nation are offering fans a chance to win tickets for Christmas. Click the link for more info!

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Download Festival 2020 Sideshows

Deftones

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
(With special guests Baroness)
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Tickets on sale from 1pm local time on Friday, December 6th
My Live Nation pre-sale begins at 1pm on Wednesday, December 4th, and runs until 12pm on Friday, December 6th

Ministry

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
(With special guests Darkcell)
The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Tickets on sale from 11am local time on Friday, December 6th
My Live Nation pre-sale begins at 11am on Wednesday, December 4th, and runs until 10am on Friday, December 6th

In Flames

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
HQ, Adelaide, SA

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Tickets on sale from 12pm local time on Friday, December 6th
My Live Nation pre-sale begins at 12pm on Wednesday, December 4th, and runs until 11am on Friday, December 6th

Testament

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Tickets on sale from 10am local time on Friday, December 6th
My Live Nation pre-sale begins at 10am on Wednesday, December 4th, and runs until 9am on Friday, December 6th

The HU

Monday, March 16th, 2020
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Tickets on sale from 1pm local time on Friday, December 6th
My Live Nation pre-sale begins at 1pm on Wednesday, December 4th, and runs until 12pm on Friday, December 6th

Download Festival 2020

My Chemical Romance (Australian Exclusive)
Deftones
Jimmy Eat World
Clutch (Australian Exclusive)
Ministry
In Flames
Testament
Alestorm (Australian Exclusive)
Carcass
Lacuna Coil (Australian Exclusive)
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
Dregg

Friday, March 20th, 2020
Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Parramatta Park, Sydney, NSW

Tickets on sale now from the Download Festival website