Slayer Tops the Bill

Thrash legends take Ozzy’s place

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After several weeks of uncertainty in the wake of the news of headliner Ozzy Osbourne’s ill-health, the Download Festival in Melbourne and Sydney has officially announced that Slayer will be taking Ozzy’s place at the top of the billing.

On their final world tour ahead of breaking up at the end of the year, Slayer will now perform a full headlining set at the festivals. Aussie rockers Airbourne have been slotted into the gap in the line-up. Tickets are still available.