It’s been a long time coming for heavy music fans who’ve been waiting for the long-rumoured local version of the enormous Download Festival to make its way to Australia, but now the lineup has finally been announced.

Featuring on the first ever bill will be names like Korn, Prophets of Rage, Limp Bizkit, Mastodon, Good Charlotte, NOFX, Suicidal Tendencies, Gojira, and a list of 29 bands playing across four stages – two thirds of them international.

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, 18+ 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.

We’re hugely excited to add this one to our festival calendar, so check out the full lineup below and grab your tickets, because this one will be in high demand.

Download Festival Australia 2018

Saturday, 24th March
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (Lic. / All Ages)
Tickets: Official Website

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