Download Festival has announced a change in venue for its Sydney event next month.
Originally scheduled to go ahead at Parramatta Park on Saturday 21 March, the festival will now take place at The Domain
In a statement issued today, venue organisers said the decision was made following discussions with "independent external consultants and various experts".
"Our friends at Parramatta Park had initially advised they could host Download 2020. However, once we had independent external consultants and various experts assess the site area we had been allocated, (as suggested by Parramatta Park), it was found that given the unique setup and infrastructure required for the event, it would not be the right space to deliver the reassurance to safely present the event with the number of people attending, stages and crowd movement," the statement reads.
"Patron safety is our number one priority, and to ensure you have the best possible experience, the event needs to be moved from Parramatta Park.
"We are pleased to announce, Download Sydney will now be taking place at one of the most iconic outdoor entertainment venues in the country, The Domain In the Royal Botanic Gardens."
Download's Melbourne event remains unchanged and will go ahead as scheduled on Friday 20 March.