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Download Festival Wins ‘Best Event’ at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods

Downloaders we did it! Last night we won’Best Event’ at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods. Thank you to all of you who voted for us and for making this year’s #DL2018 one of the most legendary yet.


Metal Hammer Award

Over 100,000 DL’ers and the biggest artists in rock and metal descended on Download 2018 last weekend for the biggest site festival in the UK.

Across the weekend we saw out of this world performances from our headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses and Ozzy Osbourne.  Plus over 100 bands kept you moshing from dawn until dusk across four stages including Black Stone Cherry, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, You Me At Six, Shinedown, Parkway Drive, Babymetal, Alexisonfire, The Hives, Neck Deep and many more.

NXT WWE! also wow’ed DL’ers with body slams and high flying kicks in a full scale ring in the arena. The newly added SINDROME was home to the UK Air Guitar Championships and mind-bending spectacles including the Lords Of Lightning and the Globe Of Death.  Before the music even started The Village came alive with DO.OM Yoga and a mesmerising Circus Of Horrors.

It was a phenomenal weekend and we couldn’t have done it without you, the DL Family.



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And, it wasn’t just us who went for gold last night as our Sunday night headliner Ozzy Osbourne scooped the Golden God Award. Congrats Ozzy!


We can’t wait to do it all over again and Download 2019 is already in the diary for 14-16 June 2019. Tickets are on sale now!