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Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer and Rise Against to headline Download Festival 2019

Including the famed former frontman of Black Sabbath.

After a hugely successful inaugural incarnation in 2018, Download Festival is back with a huge slate of rock heroes and heavy juggernauts.

At the top, two music heavyweights will be stepping Down Under on their respective farewell tours

Black Sabbath titan Ozzy Osbourne has been skating around the world on his No More Tours 2 run and his appearances at Download Festival will mark his final-ever shows. After five decades as an artist, Osbourne will celebrate his time at the head of Black Sabbath alongside his lucrative solo career.

Slayer is also calling it a day and have announced a closing run of shows for Download Festival. After 37 years and 12 studio albums, the Californian thrash metal outfit have secured their place in the Big Four alongside Megadeth, Metallica and Anthrax.

Alongside Ozzy Osbourne and Slayer come a swag of heavy music generals with Judas Priest, Alice In Chains, Ghost, Rise Against, The Amity Affliction, Anthrax, Behemoth, Frenzal Rhomb and heaps more set to perform.

Download Festival 2019 lineup

Ozzy Osbourne

Slayer

Judas Priest

Alice in Chains

Ghost

Rise Against

The Amity Affliction

Anthrax

Halestorm

Behemoth

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

I Prevail

Converge

Frenzal Rhomb

Luca Brasi

Code Orange

Andy Black

The Fever 333

War On Women

High Tension

Outright

Ruins

Alien Weaponry

Download Festival goes down at Sydney's Parramatta Park on Saturday March 9 and Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse on Monday March 11.