It’s no secret that Download festival is one of my summer highlights. This year the bonus of getting a commission from Drummer magazine was that I managed to spend most of the festival at the side of the stage so avoiding the relentless downpour! Other highlights – photographing backstage interviews in the press tent and connecting with lots of new people there and most excitingly, photographing Iron Maiden for the first time ever. Well worth the wait and the rain actually stopped for them. Power indeed.
Look out for the next issue of Drummer later this month where you’ll find plenty of other images not shown here.