20th Anniversary Download – 2023

Last weekend I was back at my favourite festival for the 20th anniversary of Download at Donnington. It seemed a lot busier than I’ve ever seen it with over a 100,000 fans in attendance at it’s fastest ever selling Downlaod. The atmosphere was electric and the weather stayed great except for a short sharp blip on the Sunday!

Here are some of my favourite shots from the weekend…

Love this image looking down on the main stage which reminds me a bit of a Martin Parr style shot.

Evanescence headline at the second stage.

Metallica – super hard work this time to get pit access as they were allowing members of the audience into the pit. I ended up closer to the sound desk to get this shot.

Alter Bridge on the main stage.

Halestorm looking feisty!

Jinjer from Ukraine.

Bring Me The Horizon – The Sheffield lads brought some serious pyrotechnics!

Bring Me The Horizon – Oli Sykes soaks in the atmosphere.

Bring Me The Horizon with their gothic backdrop.

Radio 1 Favourite, Crawlers.

Crawlers’ Holly Minto giving it everything!

It was great to see so many more women on the main stages than ever before.

Hot Milk from Manchester.

Rock duo – Nova Twins.

Australian electronic rock band – Pendulum.

Stand Atlantic.

Static Dress.

American rock band – Fever 333.

Municipal Waste – Thrash band from Virginia.

Ice Nine Kill brought some serious, albeit rather brutal, stage performance to their set!

Ice Nine Kill

Gwar – with guest appearances from King Charles and Putin!! The crowd got rather blood splattered at this one!

Placebo BBC Radio 1

Placebo still sounding great – Shot this image for BBC Radio 1.