Following months of anticipation, speculation and a truckload of fake posters, Download Festival has officially released the first instalment of their 2019 lineup — and it is beyond our wildest dreams. The lineup is undeniably one of the heaviest bills to hit Australia in years, featuring a bunch of legendary, genre-defining acts.
Headlining Download Festival 2019 is Birmingham’s finest export, Ozzy Osbourne. The Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has chosen Download Festival to host his final shows in Australia. Osbourne will celebrate with a career-spanning set, highlighting his illustrious 50-year career.
Ozzy Osbourne isn’t the only Brummie that’ll be bringing rock to the people. Heavy metal icons Judas Priest will be bringing their scorching, heavy metal energy to Download’s stages.
Watch: OZZY OSBOURNE – NO MORE TEARS
Another legacy act that will be bidding their Australian fans farewell is legendary thrash lords Slayer, who announced back in January that they would be hanging up their boots. We can only imagine the chaos that will ensue during their ripper set. After thirty-seven years and twelve studio albums, this is poised to be an unforgettable farewell. Slayer will be joined by fellow The Big Four inductees Anthrax, a band that helped define thrash-metal as we know it today.
One of America’s most influential rock acts Alice In Chains will be bringing the heat to Australian heavy fans, last month the band dropped their first album in 5 years Rainier Fog.
Code Orange, War On Women, High Tension and Outright will be holding down the fort for hardcore, bringing their monstrous, cathartic energy to the stage.
Watch: HIGH TENSION – RISE
2018 saw the prodigious Australian debut of Download, and the 2019 instalment is shaping up to be even bigger. With the expansion of the festival north to Sydney, now even more metalheads, rock dads and shred lords will get to experience this fantastic festival (and even better lineup).
Check out the full lineup and ticket information below.
Download Festival 2019 Lineup
ALICE IN CHAINS
THE AMITY AFFLICTION
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES
THE FEVER 333
WAR ON WOMEN
PLUS LOADS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Download Festival Australia 2019
Saturday, March 9th, 2019
Parramatta Park, Sydney, NSW
Monday, March 11th, 2019 (Long weekend)
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, VIC