Download Festival has been a pilgrimage for metal heads and hardcore fans alike. With next year’s huge lineup appealing to all demographics (including a newly reunited My Chemical Romance), things are about to get a lot heavier.
In keeping with the Christmas spirit, it’s time to announce some massive sideshows.
With an already massive Sydney and Melbourne Download Festival, it looks like nobody is going to miss out on seeing their favourite heavy bands.
Some of the biggest heavy acts in the world have announced they will be playing extra shows on top of their Download commitments. Deftones, In Flames, Ministry, Baroness, The HU, and Testament have all locked in dates if you aren’t already planning to see them at Download in March.
Two of the most forward-thinking metal acts on the planet, Deftones and Baroness, will be playing together in Brisbane on the 18th of March at Fortitude Music Hall. A gig that will surely be one of the best concerts you can go to next year. The Mongolian metal machines, The HU, will be bringing their raucous live shows to our shores for the first time in a pair of shows you won’t want to miss.
All the sideshows will be in Adelaide and Brisbane, making sure that no one will miss out on the festivities. It looks like a lot of people will be asking Santa for some very particular presents this Christmas. For the full Download Festival lineup click here.
Check out the full list of sideshows below:
Wed 18th March (With special guests Baroness) -Fortitude Music Hall Brisbane QLD
Mon 23rd March – Thebarton Theatre Adelaide SA
Live Nation / Ticketmaster Presale: Wed 4 Dec, 1pm/Fri 6 Dec, 12pm (local)
General on sale Fri 6 Dec, 1pm (local)
Tue 24 March (with special guests Darkcell) -The Tivoli Brisbane QLD
Live Nation / Ticket Agent Presale: Wed 4 Dec, 11am / Fri 6 Dec, 10am (local)
General on sale: Fri 6 Dec, 11am (local)
Wed 18 March – HQ Adelaide SA
Mon 23 March – The Triffid Brisbane QLD
Live Nation / Ticket Agent Presale: Wed 4 Dec, 12pm / Fri 6 Dec, 11am (local)
General on sale: Fri 6 Dec, 12pm (local)
Sun 22 March – The Triffid Brisbane QLD
Live Nation / Ticketmaster Presale: Wed 4 Dec, 10am / Fri 6 Dec, 9am (local)
General on sale: Fri 6 Dec, 10am (local)
Mon 16 March – The Gov Adelaide SA
Tue 17 March – The Tivoli Brisbane QLD
Live Nation / Ticket Agent Presale: Wed 4 Dec, 1pm / Fri 6 Dec, 12pm (local)
General on sale: Fri 6 Dec, 1pm (local)