The Australian edition of Download Festival has unveiled its food and markets lineup for 2019, with less than two months until the metal event hits up Sydney and Melbourne.
On the food side, the festival has again teamed up with Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, the duo behind beloved Sydney burger joint Mary’s. The pair have again curated a lineup of chefs and cuisines for their ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ in both Sydney and Melbourne.
In Melbourne, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ will feature esteemed chefs from establishments like Igni, Oakridge Winery, Pt Leo Estate and (of course) Mary’s, but there will also be grub available from the likes of Beatbox Kitchen, Taco Truck, HSP, Juanita Peaches, All Day Donuts, Messina, Leonards House Of Love, Harley and Rose, Blue Bonnet BBQ, Pearl Of The Quarter, Ryan Gozleme, Rice and Dice, Caliko, Brunos, Wagners, Dos Diablos, Lil Nom Noms, That Arancini Guy, The Rib Crib and MILF.
In Sydney, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ will also feature the Mary’s boys, alongside chefs from Momofuku Seiobo, Agrarian Kitchen, Fratelli Paradiso and 10 William St.
Elsewhere, organisers have promised Sydney will enjoy Messina, Mary’s Pizza, Bovine and Swine, Nighthawk Diner, Happy As Larry, Sol Y Luna, Ryan Gozleme, Superior Burger, Sweethawk, Hardstyle BBQ, The Fancy Burger, Get In The Q, Berlin Burgers, Mr HSP, Agape, Caliko, Greek St, Trinhys, Tsuru and Birdman.
“We’ve handpicked these chefs because they are our pals and we love them,” said Jake Smyth.
“They are some of the best people to party with and they cook like fucking bastards too. We want to sell a fuck-tonne of tasty burgers to a bunch of happy heavy metal fans, while getting suitably wasted and banging our empty heads to Ozzy and friends.”
As for Download’s 2019 market stalls, keep an eye out for band merch merchants 24 Hundred, figurine stall Popculcha, vinyl market Rare Records and the team from Sea Sheppard.
Melbourne will cop a visit from US street wear companies Sullen Clothing and Black Flys, while the Utopia music store will hit up the Sydney leg.
Download Festival made its second major music lineup announcement back in November, adding the likes of Pennywise and Sum 41 to a roster which already included headliners Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer and Judas Priest.
Peep the full lineup below, and all of this year’s Download festival sideshows right here.
UPDATE, 30/01/19: Download Festival Australia’s 3rd Lineup Announcement Is Here
Download Festival 2019 Lineup
SUM 41 (Only Aus Shows)
PENNYWISE (Only Aus Shows)
THY ART IS MURDER
TWELVE FOOT NINJA
OZZY OSBOURNE (Only Aus Shows)
JUDAS PRIEST (Only Aus Shows)
ALICE IN CHAINS
THE AMITY AFFLICTION (Only Aus Shows)
HALESTORM (Only Aus Shows)
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES
THE FEVER 333
WAR ON WOMEN
Download Festival 2019
Tickets on sale now
Saturday, 9th March
Parramatta Park, Sydney (18+)
Tickets: Official Website
Monday, 11th March (long weekend)
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Official Website