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Gallery: Download Festival 2018 – The Ultimate Round-Up!

All the snaps you’ll ever need to see of one of the greatest weekends of all time.

Well… that was quite the weekend, wasn’t it? From Avenged Sevenfold mastering another brilliant headline slot, to the return of Guns N’ Roses to the hallowed grounds of Donington, to Ozzy Osbourne proving yet again that he’s a bloody legend, Download Festival 2018 was one to remember.

If you weren’t there and want to see what it was all about, or you were but you need something to look at while you’re still picking mud out of your ears, Kerrang! photographers Chris Casey, Jenn Five and Paul Harries were hanging about all weekend backstage and in the pit to take some incredible pictures for you guys.

Check them all out below! And see you in 2019, yeah?

Download 2018 Marmozets Paul Harries
Backstage – Friday, June 8: Marmozets
Download 2018 Employed To Serve Jenn Five
The Avalanche Stage – Friday, June 8: Employed To Serve
Download 2018 The Bronx Jenn Five
The Avalanche Stage – Friday, June 8: The Bronx
Download 2018 Merch Chris Casey
Some of Download’s fine merch selections…
Download 2018 Jonathan Davis Paul Harries
Zippo Encore Stage – Friday, June 8: Jonathan Davis
Download 2018 You Me At Six Paul Harries
Backstage @ Zippo Encore Stage – Friday, June 8: You Me At Six
Download 2018 Bullet Chris Casey
Main Stage – Friday, June 8: Bullet For My Valentine
Download 2018 Avenged Chris Casey
Main Stage – Friday, June 8: Avenged Sevenfold
Download 2018 A7 X Shadows Chris Casey
Main Stage – Friday, June 8: Avenged Sevenfold
Download 2018 Bury Tomorrow Jenn Five Jpg
Zippo Encore Stage – Saturday, June 9: Bury Tomorrow
Download 2018 Asking Alexandria Jenn Five Jpg
Zippo Encore Stage – Saturday, June 9: Asking Alexandria
Download 2018 Babymetal Jenn Five Jpg
Zippo Encore Stage – Saturday, June 9: BABYMETAL
Parkway Drive performing live at Download Festival 2018
Zippo Encore Stage – Saturday, June 9: Parkway Drive
Download 2018 Parkway Winston Jenn Five Jpg
Zippo Encore Stage – Saturday, June 9: Parkway Drive
Download 2018 Neck Deep Chris Casey Jpg
The Avalanche Stage – Saturday, June 9: Neck Deep
Download 2018 Gnr Paul Harries
Main Stage – Saturday, June 9: Guns N’ Roses
Download 2018 Axl Paul Harries
Main Stage – Saturday, June 9: Guns N’ Roses
Download 2018 Black Veil Brides Jenn Five
Main Stage – Sunday, June 10: Black Veil Brides
Download 2018 Shinedown Jenn Five
Main Stage – Sunday, June 10: Shinedown
Download 2018 Alexisonfire Chris Casey
Zippo Encore Stage – Sunday, June 10: Alexisonfire
Download 2018 Rise Against Signing Paul Harries
Kerrang! Signing Tent – Sunday, June 10: Rise Against
Marilyn Manson performing at Download Festival 2018, by Jenn Five
Main Stage – Sunday, June 10: Marilyn Manson

Tickets for Download Festival 2019 are on sale from Wednesday, June 13. See more info here!

And be sure to pick up the new issue of Kerrang! for even more Download goodness…

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