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Download Festival Wins Best Major Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2018

We did it Downloaders! We won Best Major Festival at the UK Festival Awards in London last night and it’s all down to you, the DL Family.

Thank you to everyone who voted and make the DL Fam what it is. We cannot wait to rock out with you again at Download 2019!

The Download Dog put on his best tux last night for the UK Festival Awards and he didn’t go home with empty paws as we scooped the Best Major Festival Award at the swanky ceremony.

Andy Copping, Download’s Festival Booker, has said: “It is a great honour to receive this award. It is a fitting tribute to all the people involved with Download Festival but particularly the fans. They are the embodiment of the festival and without them we are nothing”.


UK Festival Award

The 15th UK Festival Awards is a huge celebration of an industry both you and us love – festivals! The Best Major Festival Award recognises festivals with over 40,000 capacity for the highest quality experience and we were psyched to receive it for the second time in our history.

We cannot wait to give you another award-winning experience when we return for Download 2019 with headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool plus many more on 14th-16th June 2019.