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Hell's Kitchen Returns!


Here at Download we put as much effort into catering for your actual taste buds as we do for your musical taste buds. With a line-up that delivers the likes of Ozzy, Slayer and Judas, you need just as big of a foodie line-up. And wait till you see what we have served up!

It is our pleasure to announce the return of legendary purveyors of all things yum and the men behind everyone’s favourite burgers, Mary's, Jake and Kenny. They are returning in 2019 to gastronomically curate your eats! They invaded Download Melbourne last year, capturing the hearts and stomachs of Melbourneites and are back serving a bigger and more delicious line up, that features a handful of Sydney and Melbourne’s most talked about and talented chefs.

After a massive debut year in 2018, Hell’s Kitchen returns to Download with a mouth-watering line up once again lovingly curated by Mary’s legends, Jake and Kenny.


Hells Kitchen Sydney Featuring….


Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham – Mary’s.

Jake + Kenny4

 Your culinary curators will of course be appearing in their hometown! Marys ‘s opened in a former STD clinic on a small back street in Newtown in 2013, quickly gaining a reputation as one of Sydney’s hottest joints. With the red light hanging out front, the lines formed, and have barely moved since. Short menu, loud music and plenty of booze is the recipe from which the Mary's juggernaut continues to grow. Mary’s has long been associated with good music, and this year Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham bring their brand of rock n roll food to Download Festival 2019. The pair have also opened a City Mary's, two pubs – The Lansdowne Hotel Chippendale and The Unicorn Hotel Paddington – and P&V Liquor + Wine Merchants Enmore. Jake and Kenny will be serving their delectable burgers to all of you lucky RIP ticket holders!


Paul Carmichael – Momofuku Seiobo

Paul Carmichael

Paul is from Barbados where his first professional kitchen experiences were at Sandy Lane Hotel. In 2015, Paul moved to Sydney to become the executive chef of Momofuku Seiobo. Momofuku Seiobo won Gourmet Traveller Restaurant of the year 2014 and has three hats from The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2019. Seiōbo is currently ranked No. 2 restaurant in Australia by Gourmet Traveller Magazine 2019


Ali Currey - Voumarde – Agrarian Kitchen

Ali Agarian

At just 25, Executive Chef Ali has put the restaurant at the forefront of the food scene in Tasmania creating dishes that the customers love all the while making a name for herself. In 2018 the Agrarian Kitchen won the Good Food Guide’s ‘Regional Restaurant of the Year’ and she claimed the Best New Talent at the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Award. Ali Currey also won 2019 Gourmet Traveller Best New Talent.


Enrico Tomelleri -  Fratelli Paradiso and 10 William St

Enrico Tomelleri

 Run by the same brothers as Fratelli Paradiso in Potts Point, 10 William St mixes classic Italian swagger with Australian-style experimentation. Internationally recognised Enrico Tomelleri who moved to Australia in 2011 before landing his first local stint at Fratelli Paradiso. Fratelli Paradiso was Ranked 25th in the prestigious Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants Award in 2016 and earning one hat in the Good Food Guide. In 2018 was ranked No.96 in Gourmet Traveller Top 100.

And for Sydneysiders looking for something a little less fancy, but equally as tasty, we have Messina, Mary’s Pizza, Bovine and Swine, Nighthawk Diner, Happy As Larry, Sol Y Luna, Ryan Gozleme, Superior Burger, Sweethawk, Hardstyle BBQ, The Fancy Burger, Get In The Q, Berlin Burgers, Mr HSP, Agape, Caliko, Greek St, Trinhys, Tsuru and Birdman


Hell’s Kitchen Melbourne Featuring...


Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham - Mary's

The boys will of course be making their way to Download Melbourne to serve up their mouth-watering burgers. 


Aaron Turner - Igni

Aaron Turner

 Aaron Turner is head chef and co-owner of Igni, a Geelong restaurant he opened in 2016. In 2017 Turner was voted chef of the year in the 2017 edition of The Age Good Food Guide. Igni was also named best regional restaurant at Gourmet Traveller’s national restaurant awards and was named No.14 in Gourmet Traveller Top 100 2019 Aaron also owns Hot Chicken Project in Geelong.


Jo Barrett – Oakridge Winery

Jo Barrett

As co-head chef alongside her partner Matt Stone at Oakridge in the Yarra Valley, she’s turning out some of the most talked about food in the country, particularly her talent for pastry and baking bread. She shares her inspiring sustainability ethos and the price of striving for perfection  and reveals the incredible inner city food hub you never knew existed. Oakridge has been awarded one Chef’s Hat in The Good Food Guide 2018 Awards. Oakridge was named No. 50 in Gourmet Travellers Top 100.


Phil Wood – Laura and Pt Leo Estate 

 Phil Wood

Phil Wood is the Culinary Director at Pt Leo Estate on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. The two restaurants at Pt Leo Estate, Laura and Pt Leo Restaurant, were named Victoria’s No. 1 restaurant in the Sunday Herald Sun Delicious 100. Laura was awarded New Restaurant of the Year and Two Hats at the 2019 Good Food Guide Awards New Restaurant of the Year 2018 at the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards Hottest Regional Restaurant 2019 in The Weekend Australia’s Hot 50 Best Regional Restaurant at the Time Out Melbourne Awards. Pt Leo Restaurant was awarded One Hat at the 2019 Good Food Guide Awards.  Wood was previously Executive Chef of Sydney’s Rockpool est. 1989 and Eleven Bridge. Under his leadership, Rockpool est. 1989 was awarded three chef’s hats by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.

For those of you who are a little easier to please, we have rock solid regulars returning to Raf’s Foodworldfeaturing Beatbox Kitchen, Taco Truck, HSP, Juanita Peaches, and All Day Donuts. Dotted throughout the site you will find delectable delicacies fromMessina, Leonards House Of Love, Harley and Rose, Blue Bonnet BBQ, Pearl Of The Quarter, Ryan Gozleme, Rice and Dice, Caliko, Brunos, Wagners, Dos Diablos, Lil Nom Noms, That Arancini Guy, The Rib Crib and MILF.  


Download Market Stalls

There is nothing like a good shop to aid digestion after a heavy meal and we have got you covered with the Download markets.

The folks from 24 Hundred will cover all your band merch needs, figurine and paraphernalia lovers can indulge at Popculcha, while the vinyl geeks expand their collections at Rare Records. We know you all care about our wildlife as much as you do about your music makers, the good folk from Sea Shepherd will be on site to educate and spread the word.

Melbourne patrons get legendary USA street wear company Sullen Clothing and Black Flys for all your eye wear needs. Everyone’s favourite music store Utopia will service your mad fan needs in Sydney. 

Be sure to check out both the food and the market stalls when your at Download Festival this March.