As well as Gunners, 16 new acts have just been stuffed into the froth-worthy bill for next year’s event — including The Offspring, Underoath, Ghost, NOFX, Meshuggah, The Hives, Slaves, Wolf Alice — and there’s still plenty more still TBA.
It comes on the heels of the announcement of the first ever lineup for Download Australia, which is starting off as a humble single-day event in Melbourne on Saturday, 24th March next year, with performances from Korn, Limp Bizkit, Prophets Of Rage, Mastodon, Good Charlotte, Suicidal Tendencies, Gojira, Northlane, Trophy Eyes, King Parrot and more.
The festival has plans to eventually expand across Australia, and in response to the mixed reaction to its debut Aussie lineup, former Soundwave boss and metal pundit AJ Maddah said Download needs to be given the chance to grow.
Meanwhile, scalpers have already started trying to flog tickets to the festival for insanely jacked up prices just hours into the initial presale.
Get to know the 2018 Download Festival Australia lineup — and check the Paris lineup so far — below.
Get To Know The 2018 Download Festival Australia Lineup
(In no particular order…)
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