For those who crave more than the 30 to 70 minute sets that Download Festival provides, sideshows are the perfect way to get the full experience.
The big sideshow announcement came at the end of 2019, with Deftones, Ministry, In Flames, Testament and The HU announced as the official Download 2020 sideshows.
Deftones are locked in for Brisbane and Adelaide shows, playing Fortitude Music Hall on March 18 and Thebarton Theatre on March 23 respectively.
Baroness will open for Deftones in Brisbane.
Ministry’s sideshow will go down at Brisbane’s The Tivoli on March 24, supported by Darkcell.
In Flames are playing sets at Adelaide’s HQ and Brisbane’s The Triffid on March 18 and March 23 respectively.
Testament’s sideshow is set for March 22 at The Triffid in Brisbane.
The HU will play both Adelaide’s The Gov on March 16 and Brisbane’s The Tivoli on March 17.
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Then the other sideshows began to trickle through.
Jimmy Eat World will perform three special headline shows only while in Australia.
First up, WA fans can get their fixat Fremantle venue Metropolis on March 16.
Brisbane fans are up next with a show at The Tivoli on March 19, while Adelaide audiences get their turn with a gig at The Gov on March 23.
Having already been announced for Download Festival 2020, Carcass are set to carve up the rest of the country during a selection of sideshows.
Their first sideshow has been slated for Hobart on March 24.
This is followed by Brisbane on March 25 and Adelaide on March 26.
They finish their Australian run in Perth on March 28, where they are headlining Slayfest.
Venom Prison are making their way to Australia for the first time as part of Download Festival and announced a sideshow in Brisbane.
The UK death metal brutalists will play at The Foundry on March 22.