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Fan Focus: Claire Allatt


Claire Allatt



Favourite image taken at Download:

The photo was taken just before the Boardie BBQ in 2016. My boyfriend in the white glasses, me in the middle, my friend Rosie on the left and my other great friend Kat, on the right.


How many times have you attended Download?

2017 will be my 13th year!

Best live set you’ve seen at Download?

Tool headling the Friday night in 2006. At that point I had never seen a band so perfect musically, 11 years later and only a handful of sets can even come close.

What’s your favourite memory from Download Festival?

Last year in the NXT Arena I sat with a group of friends watching matches including Bayley and Nakamura, plus having Triple H there was just amazing and something I never thought I would get to see at Download Festival.

If you could sum up your Download experiences in a lyric, what would it be?

Garbage – ‘I’m Only Happy When It Rains!’ Just kidding, it has to be Frank Turner. ‘It won’t last so be bold, choose your path, show soul, live fast and die old’ ‘Live Fast Die Old’ by Frank Turner

Is there anyone you’ve met at DL who’s become an important part of your life?

I met so many of my friends because of Download, but I owe 10 years of friendship with my best friend Rosie thanks to this festival. We first met at Download 2007 and have been there for each other ever since.

Top tip for anyone attending Download for the first time?

Top tip? Don’t assume you know what the weather will be like! Pack for everything, you can need both a poncho and sunscreen in the space of a few hours.

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