It’s the weekend when fans of hard rock and heavy metal make their annual pilgrimage to their spiritual home of the Download Festival at Castle Donington. And the music came thick and fast with incredible sets from the likes of headliners such as System Of A Down, Biffy Clyro, and a farewell from American rock titans Aerosmith.
On top of that came devastating sets from Alter Bridge, Steel Panther and Mastodon and many others – and it didn’t even rain. What a result!
Our man Luke Hannaford was there to snap the action as it happened and we salute his indefatigability as he went over and beyond the line of duty. Here are the best bits and roll on next year.