Download Melbourne Announces a Plethora of Goodies to Satisfy Your Appetite for Degustation in 2018!

Food and metal - does it get any better?

Download Melbourne has a plethora of goodies to satisfy your appetite for degustation in 2018!


Hell’s Kitchen, the result of asking a bunch of our closest pals and the most inspiring folk in our foodie orbit to come together to create smoke the likes a music festival has never seen before! 

Combining the smoky eyes of Aaron Turner (IGNI), the African insanity of Duncan Welgemoed (Africola), the cheek of Dani Alvarez (Fred’s), the sauce of David Moyle (Longsong), our Mary’s crew have created one delicious fucking monster.

Burgers. Beer. Music. Friends. Nuff. Said.

Raf’s Foodworld, a magical biosphere of your preferred vendors, Beatbox Kitchen (Burgers), Taco Truck (Tacos), Juanita Peaches (Fried chicken sandwiches), HSP (Halal Snack Pack), and for all your sweet tooths… All Day Donuts (Donuts)!

All of Melbourne best food trucks featuring Blue Bonnet BBQ (American BBq), Dos Diablos (Mexican), Emmy’s Gozleme (Gozleme), POKnKOK (Thai), M.I.L.F (Man I Love Felafel), Bruno’s Souvlaki (Fairground Faves), Lil Nom Noms (Vietnamese), Caliko (Korean Fried Chicken), The Little Mushroom Co (Vegetarian), and Bavarian Bangers (German Sausages)!

Special guests Heartbreaker Pizza (Harley & Rose) will be serving up the cheesy stuff. 

And rounding out your eats, are much loved festival faves, That Arancini Guy (Italian), The Rib Crib (Ribs), Lets Meat Up (Greek), HOPPA (Korean), Loaded (Loaded Fries)!


For those who like to shop… we salute you! 

Our great mate, Doug from Rare Records in Melbourne has curated the Download Melbourne Markets. From collectable merch to jewellery, Henna tatts, clothing, guitars, music and more! 

The good folk from Fender, Maniacs, Artist First, Broken Lock, Natural Henna Arts, Sullen Clothing, Plastic Money, Sea Shepherd, Melbourne Hunt Saboteurs, PopCultcha, American socks, Pipal Tree, 24/7 sunglasses, Pachinko Hats & Accessories, and 24 Hundred/Unified will give you plenty of opportunities to browse or burn a full tilt hole in your bank account.

For event information, regular updates, alerts, playlists and information on every artist on the line up, download the Download Melbourne 2018 app iPhone and Andriod. 

Stay tuned for information regarding signing tent schedules. 



Ticket prices:

GA – $169.90 + booking fees and credit card charges




March 24th Flemington Racecourse 18+ event 


Flemington is the home of Australia’s largest sporting and entertainment event – The Melbourne Cup Carnival. Flemington has hosted some of the largest one-day music Festivals to hit Australia including Soundwave, Big day and Future.

Flemington is only six kilometers from Melbourne’s CBD and is easily accessible by car, taxi, train, tram, helicopter or ferry.

By train

Trains run throughout the day, departing from Flinders Street Station, stopping at Southern Cross and North Melbourne Stations before arriving at Flemington’s.

Travel time is approximately 15 minutes.

By tram

The No. 57 tram runs from the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street directly to the Flemington Racecourse main gates.

Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.



Korn (Only Australian Show) 

 Prophets of Rage | Limp Bizkit

Mastodon | Good Charlotte | NOFX

Suicidal Tendencies | Gojira | Amon Amarth

Arch Enemy | Falling In Reverse | Neck Deep | Sabaton

Hot Water Music| Of Mice & Men | The Story So Far 

Northlane | Trophy Eyes | Nails | Issues | Bad Cop / Bad Cop 

Ocean Grove | Psycroptic | King Parrot| Clowns

Chase Atlantic | Make Them Suffer | High Tension 


Melbourne Saturday March 24, 2018 

Flemington Racecourse 

Tickets on sale now from  

Download is an 18+ fully licensed event