Download Festival may already be a mainstay of UK festival culture, but down under it’s only just starting to find its feet. The Aussie metal bash took place over two different cities (Sydney & Melbourne) last weekend, with the likes of Ghost, Rise Against, Slaves, Slayer and Sum 41 all part of the latter city’s billing. Louie Mosscrop trekked around Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse to capture the twenty best bands Download Australia had to offer.

NEW YEARS DAY

NEW YEARS DAY-2 NEW YEARS DAY-3 NEW YEARS DAY-4 NEW YEARS DAY-5 NEW YEARS DAY-6

RUINS

RUINS-1 RUINS-3 RUINS-4

LUCA BRASI

LUCA BRASI-1 LUCA BRASI-2 LUCA BRASI-3 LUCA BRASI-4

SLAVES

SLAVES-10 SLAVES-6 SLAVES-11 SLAVES-1 SLAVES-2

WAR ON WOMEN

WAR ON WOMAN-2 WAR ON WOMAN-3 WAR ON WOMAN-5 WAR ON WOMAN-6

AIRBOURNE

AIRBOURNE-1 AIRBOURNE-2 AIRBOURNE-4 AIRBOURNE-5

THE FEVER 333

FEVER 333-1 FEVER 333-2 FEVER 333-4 FEVER 333-10 FEVER 333-8 FEVER 333-7 FEVER 333-12 FEVER 333-17 FEVER 333-18

HIGH TENSION

HIGH TENSION-2 HIGH TENSION-3 HIGH TENSION-5

ANTHRAX

ANTHRAX-1 ANTHRAX-2 ANTHRAX-5 ANTHRAX-7 ANTHRAX-8 ANTHRAX-3

THE AMITY AFFLICTION

THE AMITY AFFLICTION-2 THE AMITY AFFLICTION-5 THE AMITY AFFLICTION-6 THE AMITY AFFLICTION-7 THE AMITY AFFLICTION-8

ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES

ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES-1 ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES-2 ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES-3

CODE ORANGE

CODE ORANGE-1 CODE ORANGE-2 CODE ORANGE-3 CODE ORANGE-4 CODE ORANGE-5

RISE AGAINST

RISE AGAINST-2 RISE AGAINST-4 RISE AGAINST-5 RISE AGAINST-7 RISE AGAINST-8 RISE AGAINST-12 RISE AGAINST-17 RISE AGAINST-18 RISE AGAINST-15

PENNYWISE

PENNYWISE-1 PENNYWISE-2 PENNYWISE-6 PENNYWISE-7

ALICE IN CHAINS

ALICE IN CHAINS-2 ALICE IN CHAINS-3 ALICE IN CHAINS-4 ALICE IN CHAINS-5

DEVILSKIN

DEVILSKIN-1 DEVILSKIN-2 DEVILSKIN-3 DEVILSKIN-5

SUM 41

SUM 41-2 SUM 41-3 SUM 41-4 SUM 41-5 SUM 41-6

TWELVE FOOT NINJA

TWELVE FOOT NINJA-1 TWELVE FOOT NINJA-2 TWELVE FOOT NINJA-4 TWELVE FOOT NINJA-5

SLAYER

SLAYER-1 SLAYER-4 SLAYER-7 SLAYER-8 SLAYER-9

GHOST

GHOST-2 GHOST-3 GHOST-4 GHOST-6 GHOST-7 GHOST-8