Top 5 Artists to Start Your Day @ Download Festival AU

With Download’s expanded 2nd lineup announcement. We take a sneak peak at the current top 5 artists that will be warming up the stages at Download Festival 2019 in Australia this March.

High Tension

Why you should see them? ‘Utimo is buzzing with energy and typically interacts with the crowd in the mosh. Off the back of their sophomore album “Purge” they should be cooking up a fierce performance to the early comers.

Luca Brasi

Hailing in from Hobart, Tasmania. Luca Brasi will be a softer punk band to sing to. Having shared their scene with Violent Soho, The Smith Street Band, DZ Deathrays. “Collisions”, our personal favourite off their latest effort, is reminiscent of Wonderwall and throws us back to similar mid 90’s anthems.

Twelve Foot Ninja

To be honest. These next two are based on a rushed first listen and we wanted to save our top pick for last. No new tracks to listen to here (latest release, 2016) and that does not detract from their current discography for a 2019 festival. Giving our ears to Twelve Foot Ninja’s top tracks, we would be eager to see their reggae influences blended with a heavier metal.

War On Women

We love the Bikini Kill vibe here, although it is a more aggressive kind of punk that you would except on a lineup like Download.

Slaves

Flying over to Australia for the first time, after an eager and long wait to see them down under. Our hopes were severely shattered that their first sideshow announcement did not include an appearance in our home town of Melbourne. We can only hope for more announcements soon. First witnessing the band in May 2017 @ Liverpool Sound City, we experienced them at various gigs in England throughout the remaining stay. The duo have a strong presence on stage, backed up by a featured guest vocal from Mike D (Beastie Boys) on their album 3rd LP “Take Control”. The Englishmen will be bringing with them their latest record “Acts Of Fear And Love" which concluded the year as one of our top albums of 2018.

Arctic Monkeys, 2019 Australia & New Zealand Tour

Arctic Monkeys are returning to Australian shores later next month with their latest album “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.” Supporting them throughout the tour will be Special Guests Mini Mansions. See below for a list of available tickets:

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IDLES Announce Debut Australian Tour for 2019!

Acclaimed English punk band are debuting their live show for Australian & New Zealand audiences this January, 2019. NME magazine recently placed their sophomore album “Joy as an Act of Resistance” at #3 on their best albums of 2018. To prepare for their epic arrival, we have hand picked a selection of IDLE’s essential songs to help familiarise yourself before one of their sweaty summer shows. Tour dates and available tickets are linked below: