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Promoter Vaguely Denies Download Festival Is Coming To Australia In 2017

Written by Nastassia Baroni on July 26, 2016

UPDATE 28/07/16: Live Nation has purchased the Australian domain name for Download Festival.

ORIGINAL STORY: Download Festival promoter Andy Copping has seemingly denied that the metal festival will be making its way to Australia in 2017.

According to IQ Magazine, Copping vaguely dismissed claims that the festival was going to debut in Australia next year, although made no mention of a projected 2018 festival date or potential lineup announcement in 2017.

Copping doesn’t directly deny Download’s 2017/2018 Australian debut, but is quoted as saying he is “confused as to why the Australian press would pick up on something in July from February”, referring to the February announcement of a partnership with Live Nation and local promoters Unified – a partnership that sparked the rumours of an Australian version of Download in the first place.

Despite Copping labelling it “a non-story” Music Feeds understands that, as previously reported, plans are indeed in place to bring Download to Australia soon and that the festival will be a joint venture between Live Nation and Unified.

Copping himself teased the metal festival’s Down Under arrival in a series of tweets earlier this year, telling Australian followers to not “give up hope” and “watch this space”. Soundwave’s AJ Maddah too has fuelled the flame, tweeting numerous times about Download’s Australian debut and telling followers to “consider me a source”.

Copping has not responded on Twitter to recent reports of the festival’s Australian plans.

Stay tuned for more on this, as information comes to hand.

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