My Chemical Romance will perform at the Australian leg of Download music festival next year, treating Sydney and Melbourne audiences to their anthemic punk goodness for the first time since 2012.

The lauded band, which only announced its long-awaited reunion last week, will join fellow emo-adjacent kings Jimmy Eat World, absolute lords Deftones, and the champs in Baroness for the massive metal and punk fest.

Local heroes also get a look-in, with acts like Hands Like Houses, In Hearts Wake, Ne Obliviscaris, and goddamn Bodyjar taking to the stage in March next year.

Here’s the whole roster, for those interested in screaming along to more than The Black Parade:

Hands Like Houses
In Flames
In Hearts Wake
Jimmy Eat World
Lacuna Coil
My Chemical Romance
Ne Obliviscaris
New Years Day
Stand Atlantic
The Hu
Venom Prison

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DOWNLOAD 2020 First Line Up Announcement My Chemical Romance – (Only Aus Shows) Deftones || Jimmy Eat World || Clutch (Only Aus Shows) Ministry || In Flames || Testament || Alestorm (Only Aus Shows) Carcass|| Lacuna Coil (Only Aus Shows) || 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 Melbourne Friday March 20 || Showgrounds Sydney Saturday March 21 || Parramatta Park Previous Years Purchaser Presale: Fri 8 Nov, 11am AEDT – Mon 11 Nov, 11am AEDT Moshtix & Ticketmaster Presale: Mon 11 Nov, 12pm AEDT – Wed 13 Nov, 11am AEDT General Onsale: Wed 13 Nov, 12pm AEDT Via Moshtix Download is an 18+ fully licensed event The world’s premier rock and metal festival Download returns to Australia after a hugely successful 2019 that saw the event debut to 20,000 heavy music fans at Parramatta Park in Sydney and return to Flemington in Melbourne to satiate 20,000 more! March 2020 will serve up another two days of pure rock and metal fury across four stages, laced with lashings of delectable ice-cold beverages and mouth-watering eats, topped off with the company of tens of thousands of your closest heavy music mates! Download 2020 takes up a new home in Melbourne at the Showgrounds and falls on a Friday… so go book in that annual leave and prep for the best long weekend of your life!

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Considering this Download festival line-up marks the first MCR shows outside of their upcoming LA reunion gig, you better believe tickets will be in high demand. You can keep posted on those details here. 

And, because this is perhaps the only time I will ever be permitted to fanboy about Deftones in a PEDESTRIAN.TV, go ahead and revisit the underrated Saturday Night Wrist: