It's been an anxious few months with the fate of Download Festival's local spin-off looming in uncertainty. But now – just as we were gearing up to throw in the towel and lose all hope – we can finally confirm the good news: Download is returning Down Under in 2020!

We don't know anything about who's set to pop up on the bill (after their epic stadium tour was cancelled earlier this month, we've got our fingers crossed for Metallica and/or Slipknot), but we'll find out soon enough – the first lineup announcement will land at 8:30am next Wednesday, November 6th. Go set those alarms!

As for where and when Download 2020 will kick Australian moshers into overdrive, we're looking at a similar layout to this year's jaunt. The festival will make its way to Melbourne and Sydney in March, with the former welcoming a new home at the Melbourne Showgrounds on the 20th, and the latter returning to Parramatta Park the next day.

Keep your eyes peeled to Australian Guitar next week for the first lineup announcement. In the meantime, why not check out our monolithic review and gallery of Download '19?

Cop all the details we have for Download Australia 2020 after the jump!

Download Australia 2020

TBA - first announcement coming 8:30am Wednesday November 6th

Friday March 20th - Showgrounds, Melbourne VIC
Saturday March 21st - Parramatta Park, Sydney NSW

Tickets on sale via