2018 saw the Australian debut of the world’s premier rock and metal festival Download! 30,000 heavy music fans descended on Flemington christening Melbourne into the Download family alongside Donington UK, (the spiritual home of rock), Paris France, Madrid Spain. In 2019, Download returns to Melbourne and will head north to serve up a mammoth line up of sonic brutality and great times to Sydneysiders for the very first time!

So, which heavyweight heroes will be powering the mosh pits in 2019… you better be sitting down…

Kicking off with a lash of bittersweetness… Ozzy Osbourne and Slayer will be joining Download for the Australian legs of their final ever world tours, we know you all will rise and give them the send-off they both deserve….

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne currently in the midst of his “NO MORE TOURS 2,” has chosen Download to host his final shows in Australia! On his farewell world tour, Osbourne will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as the lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968). These shows with his long-time collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards) follow headlining solo dates and festival performances in North America, Mexico, South America and Europe. We are honoured he has chosen Download to host his final show in Australia!

In January, thrash titans Slayer devastated metal heads across the globe, announcing they were calling it a day, along with a mammoth goodbye world tour. After thirty-seven years, twelve studio albums and countless shows, Slayer’s place in music history is secure as one of The Big Four (alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax): they helped define the thrash-metal genre. Even amongst peers of that quality, Grammy Award winning Slayer still proudly stand alone and remain one of the most influential bands in heavy metal history. With Tom Araya’s unmistakable vocal, Kerry King and Gary Holt’s slaughtering guitar riffs, and Paul Bostaph’s hostile drums, and nasty as fuck lyrics, Slayer continue to whip their fans into anarchistic, antichrist fuelled frenzies unmatched by any other act on the planet. Not many bands can add being banned from the Hollywood Palladium for twenty-five years to their resume! This coming March, Slayer will land at Download fearlessly, aggressively and without contrition!

TICKETS TO DOWNLOAD
downloadfestival.com.au/tickets

Max tickets per transaction – 10
Payment methods – VISA and MasterCard
downloadfestival.com.au/tickets
Optus Perks Presale:9am AEDT, Friday September 21 – 12am Saturday September 22.
GP On Sale: 9am (AEDT), Wednesday September 26

Ticket prices:
GA $189 + BFs (including Optus Presale)

RIP VIEWING PLATFORM EXPERIENCE: MELBOURNE – $379 + BFs
Take your Download 2019 experience up a few notches. Forget VIP, you can RIP!
Event ticket to Download Festival Melbourne
Entry via dedicated RIP Express Lanes
Dedicated RIP Viewing Platform right next to the Black/Red (Main) stages which includes:

  • Dedicated RIP Cloak Room
  • An exclusive bar and food offering
  • Your own Download official merchandise stand with some limited-edition items
  • Exclusive Download Festival RIP laminate
  • Re-usable souvenir Download Festival Cup plus complimentary drink
  • Your very own plush RIP dunnies
  • Complimentary wifi and phone charging stations
  • Shade and seating areas

RIP FESTIVAL BAR EXPERIENCE: SYDNEY – $299 + BFs
Take your Download 2019 experience up a few notches. Forget VIP, you can RIP!
Event ticket to Download Festival Sydney
Entry via dedicated RIP Express Lanes
Dedicated RIP Zone which includes –

  • Dedicated RIP Cloak Room
  • An exclusive bar and food offering
  • Your own Download official merchandise stand with some limited-edition items
  • Exclusive Download Festival RIP laminate
  • Re-usable souvenir Download Festival Cup plus complimentary drink
  • Your very own plush RIP dunnies
  • Complimentary wifi and phone charging stations
  • Shade and seating areas

DOUBLE DOWN(LOAD) TICKET: $360 + BFs
Want more Ozzy? Need more Slayer? Then why not double down on your Download experience with the Double Down(load) ticket.

With a Double Down(load) ticket you won’t have to miss a thing with discounted general admission entry to both Download Sydney on Saturday 9 March 2019 AND Download Melbourne on Monday 11 March 2019 (Labour Day Public Holiday). It’s a long weekend after all, so why not make the most of Download 2019!

Exclusive pre-sale for Optus customers, thanks to Optus Perks from 9am, Friday September 21 until 12am Saturday September 22. For more information on how to purchase, visit optusperks.com.au or download My Optus App today.

2019 EVENT INFORMATION:
Saturday March 9th Parramatta Park 18+ event
Monday March 11th Flemington Racecourse 18+ event (Labour Day Public Holiday)

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