It's been a long time coming, but the lineup for Download is finally here! And now that it is, we know why it took the crew so long to sling it over: turns out they were holding out for one of the most iconic names in modern rock – none other than the generation-defining emo-punks in My Chemical Romance – to announce their reunion first.
In fact, Download '20 marks the band's first shows to be announced following their one-off comeback spectacle in California this December. With how quickly that gig sold out (within literal seconds, FYI), it's without a doubt they'll be drawing huge numbers to the mainstage when they headline Download in March – especially since they won't be playing any sideshows.
Joining the Black Parade powerhouse is an all-out onslaught of rock and metal titans, with the rest of the mainstage lineup rounded out with arena-packers like Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Clutch and Ministry. And the huge names don't stop there: we can't wait to get our mosh on with In Flames, teleport to another dimension with Baroness, tear shit up with Lacuna Coil and embark on an alcoholic mutiny for the history books with Alestorm.
There's also a heap of top-notch local talent to look forward to – In Hearts Wake are well overdue for a comeback, for example. The thought of catching them on the same stage as punk legends Bodyjar, new-age pop-punks Stand Atlantic and prog-metal monolith Plini... Goddamn!
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.
Cop the full lineup and ticket details for Download Australia 2020 after the jump!
My Chemical Romance*
Jimmy Eat World
Hands Like Houses
In Hearts Wake
New Years Day
* festival exclusive
Friday March 20th - Showgrounds, Melbourne VIC
Saturday March 21st - Parramatta Park, Sydney NSW
Previous years purchaser presale:
Friday November 8th (11am) – Monday November 11th (11am)
Moshtix and Ticketmaster members presale:
Monday November 11th (12pm) – Wednesday November 13th (11am)
General public onsale:
Wednesday November 13th (12pm)
TICKET PRICING (all inc. booking fee)
General Admission: $194.93
Double Down(load): $369.26
RIP tickets include:
• 1x GA ticket to Download Festival
• VIP Express Line at entry
• Exclusive Download Festival merchandise item
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Exclusive access to the RIP Viewing Area (premium view of the main stages / VIP bar and food stalls / official Download merchandise stand / VIP cloak room / VIP toilets / complimentary WiFi and phone charging stations / VIP shade and seating areas)