Download 2019: Patchwatch Photo Gallery

(Image credit: Derek Bremner)

Denim or leather, the battle jacket is a truly unique metalhead tradition that dates back to the middle ages. Whether yours is covered in patches or a band-orientated painting of your own design, no two are exactly the same. Rep your favourite bands, don your armour and get set for battling the crowd. 

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We scouted the muddy fields of this year's Download Festival to find our favourite patchwork jackets – and some truly are a piece of art!