Download 2018: Patchwatch Photo Gallery

Download Patchwatch
(Image credit: Fraser Lewry)

With a tradition that dates back to the middle ages, the humble Battle Jacket is as much part of Download Festival tradition as getting sunburned or getting soaked (delete where appropriate). 

Previous Patchwatches:

This year we once again scouted the circuit looking for the very best in heavy metal tailoring, from the well-worn to the newly embroidered, from freshly laundered to patchouli-drenched. the  And once again, we weren't disappointed.

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.