I am writing this through welling eyes. My Chemical Romance are coming to Australia. The band have been confirmed as the exclusive headliner for the 2020 instalment of Download Festival.

This is news that I never thought I’d ever write. This is truly the apex of my existence. This one goes out to everyone in their early 20s/late teens whose parents wouldn’t let them see My Chemical Romance last time they were in Australia because you were in the midst of high school. This is a call to arms to band together and revel in the sweeping chorus of ‘Mama’.

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Download Festival is set to descend on Melbourne’s Showgrounds on Friday, March 20th, and Sydney’s Parramatta Park on Saturday, March 21st. The rest of the lineup is nothing short of monolithic. As you anxiously wait for the heroic return of the czar’s of emo-pop, you’ll be able to up the ante to the sounds of Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Stand Atlantic, Redhook and so many more.

If you bought tickets for Download Festival last year, you’ll be able to acquire tickets for this year’s instalment from Friday, November 8th at 11 am through till Monday, November 11th at 11 am. Moshtix and Ticketmaster Presale start on Monday, November 11th at 12pm, through to Wednesday, November 13th at 11 am. General public tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 13th at 12pm.

Check out the full lineup below.

Download Festival 2020

Melbourne Showgrounds,
Friday, March 20th

Parramatta Park, Sydney
Saturday, March 21st

Tickets on sale Wednesday, November 13th at 12pm. Head here for more details.

My Chemical Romance (Australian Exclusive)
Deftones
Jimmy Eat World
Clutch (Australian Exclusive)
Ministry
In Flames
Testament
Alestorm (Australian Exclusive)
Carcass
Lacuna Coil (Australian Exclusive)
Hands Like Houses
In Hearts Wake
The HU
Baroness
Ne Obliviscaris
Bodyjar
New Years Day
Clowns
Venom Prison
SKYND
Thornhill
Disentomb
Stand Atlantic
Plini
RedHook
Dregg