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In Pictures: Download festival 2017

Download festival
(Image credit: Matt Eachus)

Another year, another Download festival is in the history books. A surprisingly sun-filled weekend with 80,000 metalheads losing their minds and punishing their livers to some of the greatest bands of all time. Aerosmith, System Of A Down, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Prophets Of Rage, AFI, Orange Goblin, Biffy Clyro, Rob Zombie the list goes on and on. And while we could write more about the best performances we saw over the weekend (there’s still an ongoing argument in the office about who took the crown), we thought we’d actually show you what this year’s Download festival looked like.

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

10 things we learned on the Friday of Download festival 2017

10 things we learned on the Saturday of Download festival 2017

10 things we learned on the Sunday of Download festival 2017

Download 2017: Patchwatch Photo Gallery

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