That's not sleigh bells you hear, it's the deafening roar of the official sideshows for Download 2020 being announced.
Deftones, Ministry, In Flames, testament and The HU are all serving up extra shows in addition to their appearances at Download in Melbourne and Sydney.
DeftonesSince Deftones’ inception, the multiplatinum, Grammy-Winning alternative rock band from Sacramento, CA have quietly been pursuing two paths, delivering songs defined by churning, double-fisted aggression while also testing the boundaries of music by incorporating elements of psychedelia and shoegaze.
Wed 18 Mar - Fortitude Music Hall (Brisbane)
Mon 23 Mar - Thebarton Theatre (Adelaide)
MinistryIndustrial metal pioneers Ministry bring their synth pop heavy repertoire to Download 2020. Fourteen studio albums since their inception in 1981 have cemented Ministry as one of the most consistent prolific heavy artists of modern times.
Tue 24 Mar - The Tivoli Theatre (Brisbane)
In FlamesSweden’s leading metal band In Flames have never stopped moving forward during the more than 20 years they’ve been performing. The melodic death metal of the band’s early days has since evolved into a unique expression, manifested in 13 albums like ‘A Sense of Purpose’, ‘Sounds of a Playground Fading’, ‘Siren Charms’ and their latest release, ‘I, The Mask’
Wed 18 Mar - HQ (Adelaide)
Mon 23 Mar - The Triffid (Brisbane)
TestamentFor over three decades, Bay Area quintet Testament has consistently delivered unadulterated, unbridled, and unbreakable metal in its purest form without compromise or any signs of slowing down.
Sun 22 Mar - The Triffid (Brisbane)
The HUThe HU is a band from Mongolia that blend hard rock and traditional Mongolian throat singing. Their first two videos 'Yuve Yuve Yu' and 'Wolf Totem' immediately went viral garnering the band over 30 million views. The explosive reaction to The HU resulted in enthusiastic coverage from media all over the world.
Mon 16 Mar - The Gov (Adelaide)
Tue 17 Mar - The Tivoli Theatre (Brisbane)
Download Festival 2020 DatesFri 20 Mar - Melbourne Showgrounds
Sat 21 Mar - Parramatta Park (Sydney)