Download Festival Melbourne took place on Saturday 24 March 2018 at Flemington Racecourse. It was so big that we’ve split out galleries over 3 days. Today’s gallery covers Korn, Good Charlotte, King Parrot & Limp Bizkit.
Rumors in 2016 of an imminent australian tour announcement for 2017 from 2-time grammy winners, Californian alt-metal heavy weights Korn, sent fans into a spin, and we are excited to confirm they will return for the first time in four years for one show only – an australian exclusive to kick off the inaugural installment of download! since 1993, korn have been obliterating preconceptions of the parameters of alternative and metal, spiked with rhythmic influences, bagpipes, and brutally honest, at times uncomfortably raw lyrics. they initiated one of heavy music’s most profound paradigm shifts in history. their 1994 self-titled debut lp has been hailed as the most important metal record of the past 25 years.
Formed in the mid-90’s, Good Charlotte have six albums and two collaborations under their belt. the band was integral in establishing a global critical mass for the pop-punk genre. the group’s 2000 self-titled debut laid the foundation with the singles “little things” and “festival song”. then in 2002, the breakthrough success of the young and the hopeless catapulted pop-punk into the stratosphere and set them on the path to worldwide superstardom. the group followed with multi-platinum albums including the chronicles of life and death (2004) and good morning revival (2007). following their release cardiology (2010), the group needed to take a breather. in november 2015, good charlotte released a video for the song “makeshift love”, a classic anthem that unabashedly screams early 2000’s. now, after the release of their new album “youth authority” on mddn july 15th, 2016, and tour dates around the world in fall 2016 and 2017, good charlotte are ecstatic to get back to their true purpose and continue sharing their music.
Melbourne’s unhinged extreme metal villains King Parrot deliver blistering upper-cuts of thrash punk chaos that will leave you dazzled by the road-side, ravaged and aroused, wondering what the hell just hit you!
Limp Bizkit – what can we say, still one of the most fun and entertaining live bands from america. after 22 years and going stronger than ever, limp bizkit will carry their rap-rock torch loud and proud all the way to download melbourne 2018. songs like ‘rollin’, ‘my generation’, and ‘break stuff’ will have everyone going full throttle. you are not going to want to miss this special appearance.