The time for pin the tail on the band guessing is over with Download Melbourne festival dropping its massive, debut line-up headlined by Korn in their only Australian show.
The festival that was birthed in the UK 15 years ago and has since expanded to include Paris (past two years) and Madrid (this year) will also feature a smorgasbord of heavy rock and metal goodness including Prophets of Rage, Limp Bizkit, Mastodon, Good Charlotte and NOFX.
"When it comes to festivals, heavy music fans have had little option of late, with Download recently expanding from its Donington stronghold, into Paris and Madrid, it seems like the perfect time for it to storm down here," Nigel Melder, Download Melbourne Producer says.
"Starting with a single day event in Melbourne with the intention to grow it at a sustainable pace over the coming years, to a nationally touring festival for the long term.
"We have 28 bands in total, one-third of those are Australian. We are really excited to have the Australian artists on the line-up for Download Melbourne, Oz heavy acts are drawing a lot of people both here and overseas so we are happy to be able to showcase that strength."
Download Melbourne 2018 Line-upKorn (only Australian show)
Prophets of Rage
Falling In Reverse
Hot Water Music
Of Mice & Men
The Story So Far
Bad Cop / Bad Cop