2018 saw the Australian debut of the world’s premier rock and metal festival Download! 30,000 heavy music fans descended on Flemington christening Melbourne into the Download family alongside Donington UK, (the spiritual home of rock), Paris France, Madrid Spain. In 2019, Download returns to Melbourne and will head north to serve up a mammoth line up of sonic brutality and great times to Sydneysiders for the very first time!
So, which heavyweight heroes will be powering the mosh pits in 2019… you better be sitting down…
Kicking off with a lash of bittersweetness… Ozzy Osbourne and Slayer will be joining Download for the Australian legs of their final ever world tours, we know you all will rise and give them the send-off they both deserve….
Continue reading Download 2019 1st Line Up Announcement
By Morgan Van Ewyk
Battling the unrelenting humidity was one hundred percent worth the sweaty mess I had become, just to see the amazing talent on show this year at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds. However, a welcome addition for Brisbane and Sydney venues, that would’ve been dearly missed in Melbourne and Adelaide, was the ‘Comfort Zones’ which provided lucky ticket holders an experience of luxurious proportions with clean amenities, massage services, exclusive bar service and deliciously prepared barista coffee. The perfect opportunity to recharge the batteries.
Continue reading Live Review : Soundwave Festival 2015 – Brisbane
Interview by Stuart Blythe
We caught up with KING PARROT vocalist MATT YOUNG to chat about Soundwave Festival 2015, touring and the year ahead.
You’re playing at Soundwave 2015. What are you most looking forward to about the festival?
It’s always a good time playing on the big stages in front of festival audiences, and to be on a lineup with so many great bands is really an honour. We’ve also been in the US for most of the last 6 months, so I’m really looking forward to coming home to some good weather.
Continue reading Interview with Matt Young – King Parrot
There are few heavy metal bands that can match the sheer brilliance, aggression and stature that JUDAS PRIEST have in a career spanning nearly 40 years. With over 46 million album sales, a Grammy award and seventeen studio albums at their disposal – including last year’s brilliant ‘Redeemer Of Souls’ – there’s no doubt Birmingham’s most famous godfathers of metal remain at the peak of their powers after more than four decades.
Continue reading JUDAS PRIEST + DRAGONFORCE announce Soundwave Sidewaves shows!