Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne has announced that he must, unfortunately, cancel shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. This follows news of the postponement of the entire UK and European leg of his ‘NO MORE TOURS 2’ tour on doctors’ orders.

“Ozzy recently developed pneumonia and has spent some time in hospital. Thankfully he is now through the worst part, his doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for a full six weeks with no travel,” says Sharon Osbourne.

Unfortunately for Download promoters and ticketholders, it’s not possible for a headline act to be replaced three weeks out from the festival. However, the cancellation has made room for Aussie hard rock kings, Airbourne to join the already epic lineup. The scrappy upstarts from Warrnambool—a country town about three hours from Melbourne—announced their arrival with 2007’s Runnin’ Wild, one of the most talked about and best reviewed debuts in recent hard rock history. They’ve received  a Golden Gods Award for Best Debut Album and were dubbed the “best new band.” Set times will be announced in the next two weeks.

Download will be offering all current ticketholders a merchandise voucher to the value of $45 plus postage and handling in lieu of Ozzy’s cancellation. Merchandise can be purchased from the online shop from 9.00am AEDT Monday 4th March 2019. Ticketholders must enter their ticket number to redeem the voucher. This voucher is only redeemable online and cannot be redeemed at the event. The voucher is valid for the full Official Event Merchandise range. This merchandise voucher offer will not be available to new ticket purchasers, only those who have purchased tickets prior to the cancellation announcement on Monday 18th February midday.

Should patrons require refunds, they will be available now until 12.00am AEDT Sunday 24th February 2019. To request a refund, you’ll need to get in touch with the Ticketmaster Customer Service Team by clicking here and selecting the “Refund/Exchange” Topic and complete all required fields of the form.

Available here.
Max. tickets per transaction: 10
Payment methods: VISA and MasterCard

Saturday 9th March – Parramatta Park 18+ event
Monday 11th March – Flemington Racecourse 18+ event (Labour Day Public Holiday)

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