UPDATE: The full 2018 Download Festival Australia lineup has now been announced.
ORIGINAL STORY: With hype building ahead of Download Festival‘s first-ever Australian event, a number of bands that will feature on the festival’s debut Aussie lineup have come to light.
Music Feeds understands the first-ever Australian edition of Download Festival will feature sets from nu-metal legends Korn, ‘Rollin” crew Limp Bizkit, Rage Against The Machine/Cypress Hill/Public Enemy supergroup Prophets Of Rage, punk icons NOFX and more.
Despite System Of A Down appearing in HTML code within the once active Download Festival Australia website, sources with knowledge of the festival’s lineup have said the band are not on the event’s debut Aussie roster.
Read up on some of the acts we’ll be seeing on the lineup in the photo gallery, below.
Download Festival is expected to be held exclusively in Melbourne in late March, after the event’s official website — which momentarily went live last month — mentioned the event was “coming for you Melborne [sic]” in 2018.
Korn and Limp Bizkit teased their upcoming trip to Australia during a media interview earlier this month, when Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland revealed the band is preparing to hit Australia with Korn in March, which is when Download Festival is expected to make its debut down under.
The full Download Festival Australia lineup was initially expected to be announced in October, but organisers are now believed to be preparing for an announcement later this month.
While the festival is expected to take place in Melbourne in 2018, sideshows are expected in other capital cities, namely Sydney and Brisbane.