Following the inclusion of Polaris last week, Download Festival Australia teased the next lineup additions would be coming on Wednesday Morning… and well, here we are! Joining the already heavy lineup will be Exclusive Performances by Sum 41 and Pennywise as well as Thy Art is Murder, Twelve Foot Ninja, Slaves and Perth’s very own prog-rockers Voyager.
The first lineup announcement consisted of Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Judas Priest, Alice in Chains, Ghost, Rise Against, The Amity Affliction, Anthrax, Halestorm, Behemoth, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, I Prevail, Converge, Frenzal Rhomb, Luca Brasi, Code Orange, Andy Black, The Fever 333, War on Women, High Tension, Outright, Ruins and New Zealand’s Alien Weaponry.
There’s still one more announcement to come with 6 more Australian bands to be revealed before the event kicks off on March 9th in Sydney and March 11th in Melbourne. However, considering the second announcement consisted of four Aussie bands, there may be a possibility they’ll save some international acts for the final announcement. That’s a theory, take it with a grain of salt. However, stay up to date with everything you need to know in our Rollin’ Coverage here.
Surprisingly, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals are not on the second lineup after revealing during a recent interview that they’ll be making their way to Australia in March 2019… But not to worry, just expect a standalone tour for them when they finally announce it (if they’re not on the next announcement).
Download Festival 2019
SUM 41 (Only Aus Shows)
PENNYWISE (Only Aus Shows)
THY ART IS MURDER|POLARIS
TWELVE FOOT NINJA|SLAVES|VOYAGER
OZZY OSBOURNE (Only Aus Shows)
SLAYER (Final World Tour)|JUDAS PRIEST (Only Aus Shows)|ALICE IN CHAINS
GHOST|RISE AGAINST (Only Aus Shows)|THE AMITY AFFLICTION (Only Aus Shows)| ANTHRAX|HALESTORM (Only Aus Shows)|BEHEMOTH|ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES|I PREVAIL|CONVERGE|FRENZAL RHOMB|LUCA BRASI|CODE ORANGE|ANDY BLACK|THE FEVER 333|WAR ON WOMEN|HIGH TENSION|OUTRIGHT|RUINS|ALIEN WEAPONRY
March 9th @ Parramatta Park, Sydney
March 11th @ Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne