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Download Festival Is Coming To Australia

Plans are currently in motion to bring Download Festival, one of the biggest heavy music events in the world, to Aussie shores later on next year.

The rock & metal gods must have heard our prayers, because the event is set to fill the void left in our hearts by Soundwave, which was cancelled indefinitely in late 2015.

The inaugural lineup announcement is expected to drop in 2017, with the outlook for the festival to take place in late 2017 or early 2018, slotting in as a new event on the Australian summer calendar.

It’s expected that concert promoters Live Nation and label/management stable UNFD will partner to promote the festival, which pretty much means the lineup will likely resemble the godzilla mutant spawn of Soundwave and UNIFY Gathering (ICYMI: the 2017 UK version is being headlined by Rammstein, Black Sabbath, Korn and Iron-freaking-Maiden).

Tonight’s mouth-frothingly exciting news comes on the heels of rumours that Download would be expanding Down Under, which first erupted back in February when the juggernaut English festival’s own booker Andy Copping told Aussie fans to “watch this space”.

UPDATE 26/07/16: Download Festival promoter Andy Copping has dismissed claims that the festival will visit Australia in 2017, however Music Feeds understands that plans are in place for Download Festival to debut in Australia soon.

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

So yep, it’s fkn happening. Permission to crap your pants granted.

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