Download Festival has already announced a killer lineup for its first ever Aussie outing in Melbourne next March, with Korn, Prophets Of Rage, Limp Bizkit, NOFX, Mastodon, Good Charlotte, Suicidal Tendencies, Gojira and more all heading to Australia.

There’s some other good news for heavy music lovers though, with the festival announcing a stack of sideshows including Prophets of Rage, Good Charlotte, Amon Amarth, The Story So Far, Nails and Neck Deep, while NOFX also announced sideshows earlier today.

It’s a feast of shows for heavy music lovers who can’t make it to Melbourne, but it’s just a portion of what’s on offer at the full shebang. Locked in for March 24 2018 at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse, the grounds will open up to 25,000 punters for the day as a licensed, all-ages event. And while the inaugural event has chosen Melbourne as its home for this year, there are already plans to expand into a full-scale touring festival when the time is right.

For now, check out all of the sideshow dates below.

Download Festival Australia 2018 Sideshows

Prophets Of Rage

w/ special guests

Tickets on sale 1pm AEST Thursday December 7

Thursday, 22nd March
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (LIC/AA)
Tickets: Live Nation

Monday, 26th March
Riverstage, Brisbane (LIC/AA)
Tickets: Live Nation

NOFX

w/ Hot Water Music, Bad Cop/Bad Cop and Dad Religion

Pre-sale Monday December 4 / General sale 9am Wednesday December 6

Thursday, 22nd March
Riverstage, Brisbane
Tickets: Select Touring

Friday, 23rd March
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tickets: Select Touring

Good Charlotte

w/ Neck Deep, Falling In Reverse, ISSUES and Chase Atlantic

Pre-sale 11am AEST Thursday December 7 / General sale 11am AEST Friday December 8

Monday, 26th March 2018
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (LIC/AA)
Tickets: Live Nation

Wednesday, 28th March 2018
Riverstage, Brisbane (LIC/AA)
Tickets: Live Nation

Amon Amarth

w/ Sabaton

Pre-sale 9am AEDT Tuesday December 5 / General sale 3pm AEDT Wednesday December 6

Sunday, 25th March 2018
Roundhouse, Sydney (18+)
Tickets: Live Nation

Tuesday, 27th March
The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)
Tickets: Live Nation

The Story So Far

w/ Slowly Slowly and Easy Life

Pre-sale 10am AEDT Tuesday December 5 / General sale 12pm AEDT Wednesday December 6

Friday, 23rd March
The Zoo, Brisbane
Tickets: Live Nation

Sunday, 25th March
Factory Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Live Nation

Neck Deep

w/ Between You And Me, The Away Game and Bearclaw Camp

Pre-sale 11am ACDT Thursday December 7 / General sale 11am ACDT Friday December 8

Sunday, 25th March
The Gov, Adelaide
Tickets: Live Nation

Nails

w/ special guests

On sale 3pm AEDT Tuesday December 5

Thursday, 22nd March
Crowbar, Brisbane
Tickets: Live Nation

Friday, 23rd March
Red Rattler, Sydney
Tickets: Live Nation

Download Festival Australia 2018 lineup

Saturday March 24
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (Lic. / All Ages)
Tickets on sale now

Korn
Prophets Of Rage
Limp Bizkit
Mastodon
Good Charlotte
NOFX
Suicidal Tendencies
Gojira
Amon Amarth
Arch Enemy
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
Cursed Earth
Alpha Wolf