Clockwise from top left: Lacuna Coil, Clutch, Deftones and Jimmy Eat World.
Eyeliner at the ready, because pop-punk sweethearts My Chemical Romance lead the first line-up for Download Festival 2020.
It's all eyes on the world's premier rock and metal festival as Download unveils the 2020 line-up featuring the aforementioned MCR (who just reunited last week) in their only Australian show alongside Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Clutch, Ministry, In Flames, Testament, Alestorm and oh so many more.
My Chemical Romance made their debut in 2002 with the independently released album 'I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love'. Their 2006 'Welcome To The Black Parade' became their magnum opus and remains a beloved slice of bittersweet pop-punk joy.
Since Deftones’ inception, the multi-platinum, 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.
Since 1992, beloved Arizona alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World have been selling out venues, headlining festivals and scoring top ten albums. They land at Download in the wake of the release of their tenth studio LP, 'Surviving' in October 2019, giving Australian fans their first taste of the new tracks live.
There's plenty of Aussie contenders on the list as well, including Ne Obliviscaris, In Hearts Wake, Hands Like Houses and Bodyjar, one of the most revered punk bands this country has produced.
Download returns to Australia after a hugely successful 2019 that saw the event debut to 20,000 heavy music fans at Parramatta Park in Sydney and return to Flemington in Melbourne to satiate 20,000 more.
March 2020 will serve up another two days of pure rock and metal fury across four stages, laced with lashings of delectable ice-cold beverages and mouth-watering eats, topped off with the company of tens of thousands of your closest heavy music mates.
Fri 20 Mar - Melbourne Showgrounds Sat 21 Mar - The Domain (Sydney)
Download Festival 2020 Line-up
My Chemical Romance Deftones Jimmy Eat World Clutch Ministry In Flames Testament Alestorm Carcass Lacuna Coil Hands Like Houses In Hearts Wake The HU Baroness Ne Obliviscaris Bodyjar New Years Day Clowns Venom Prison SKYND Thornhill Disentomb Stand Atlantic Plini RedHook Dregg