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Download Festival Australia To Be Announced In October, Say Former Soundwave Promoters

Written by Tom Williams on September 25, 2017

The long-awaited Australian leg of Download Festival is likely to be announced in October, according to two former promoters of the now-defunct Soundwave Festival.

Chris O’Brien, who is now General Manager Of Touring at local promoter Destroy All Lines, has taken to Twitter to say that Download will announce its Aussie debut “next month”.

Meanwhile, former Soundwave head honcho AJ Maddah — who (like O’Brien) isn’t believed to be working with Download Festival — says we should expect an announcement in “a few weeks”. He has also told people on Twitter that the festival is “99%” going ahead, possibly in March 2018.

Back in July, Maddah claimed that Download Festival was “talking to two amazing headliners” for its Australian debut.

Music Feeds first broke news of Download Festival’s plans for Australia last year, before touring company Live Nation purchased the Australian domain name for Download Festival.

For a taste of what Australia could be in for, check out Download’s recent UK and Spain lineups, which included the likes of System Of A Down, Biffy Clyro, Aerosmith, Prophets Of Rage, Linkin Park and A Day To Remember.

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