Comments made by Download's Andy Copping pointed to an Australian spin-off for Live Nation's growing festival brand – but it's not be, the booker tells IQ
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Download Australia is coming in 2018, with Live Nation, Secret Sounds and Unified plotting an event in Melbourne, according to booker Andy Copping
By Jon Chapple on 25 Oct 2017
Download booker Andy Copping has confirmed to IQ rumours that the long-running metal festival is heading down under.
After rumours of a 2017 event were quashed by Copping last July, a website, downloadfestival.com.au (now offline), briefly went live on Friday, bearing the message “We’re coming for you, Melborne” [sic].
Copping confirmed today the event is indeed on, despite the disappearance of the website, which was originally registered by Live Nation Australia Pty Ltd last year and updated on 12 October.
Similar to Lollapalooza and, more recently, City Limits, Live Nation has over the past two years launched local editions of the UK-born festival franchise in other markets, including France and Spain.
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