UK rock and metal festival Download (cap. 85,000) is to launch a similar event at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne next year.
Download Festival Australia will take place on 24 March as a one-day event, featuring acts such as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Prophets of Rage, Mastodon and Gojira.
The project has been in the works for nearly four years, and is being masterminded by Live Nation Entertainment (LNE), Secret Sounds, which LNE acquired a share of in 2016, and UNIFIED Music Group.
“We know that there are a lot of fans there and we believe that the festival will grow and hopefully become as big as it is in the UK,” says Andy Copping, promoter of the Live Nation Entertainment-owned UK Download.
The development follows the expansion of the Download brand to international markets in recent years, with events also taking place in France and Spain.