Download Festival Sydney has been moved from Parramatta Park to The Domain in the Royal Botanic Gardens, organisers have confirmed today.
Download organisers released a statement saying assessments of Parramatta Park determined it was no longer the right venue.
“Our friends at Parramatta Park had initially advised they could host Download 2020.
“However, once we had independent external consultants and various experts assess the site area we had been allocated, (as suggested by Parramatta Park), it was found that given the unique setup and infrastructure required for the event, it would not be the right space to deliver the reassurance to safely present the event with the number of people attending, stages and crowd movement.
“Patron safety is our number one priority, and to ensure you have the best possible experience, the event needs to be moved from Parramatta Park.”
Download Sydney will now take place at The Domain in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Download is an over 18’s event, so the whole event space is fully licenced, meaning there are no restrictions on drinking areas.
All current ticket holders can use their tickets at the new venue.
The Domain is centrally located in Sydney and train, parking, ferry and bus details can be found here.
Download Melbourne is business as usual on March 20 at Melbourne Showgrounds.