In Pictures: Download Festival 2018

Parkway Drive at Download festival
(Image: © Kevin Nixon)

Download festival (aka Heavy Metal Christmas) is over for another year. Over three days we saw the great and the good from the world of rock 'n' roll tear through a sun-drenched Donington Park, leaving tens of thousands of us with ringing in our ears and a hangover to last a lifetime.

If you weren't there, or if you were and your memories are too blurred by partying, we've put together this day-by-day gallery from the weekend. There's Avenged Sevenfold, Marilyn Manson, Shinedown, Parkway Drive, Body Count, Bullet For My Valentine and loads more!

Day One

Avenged Sevenfold, Jonathan Davis, Bullet For My Valentine, Andrew WK and more!

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Boston Manor at Download festival

Photo by Will Ireland
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Boston Manor

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You Me At Six at Download festival

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Avatar

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Marmozets at Download festival

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Marmozets

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Andrew WK at Download festival

Photo by Kevin Nixon
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Andrew WK

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Jonathan Davis at Download festival

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Jonathan Davis

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The Bronx at Download festival

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The Bronx

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Volbeat at Download festival

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Volbeat

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You Me At Six at Download festival

Photo by Will Ireland
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You Me At Six

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Bullet For My Valentine at Download festival

Photo by Kevin Nixon
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Bullet For My Valentine

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Avenged Sevenfold at Download festival

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Avenged Sevenfold

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Avenged Sevenfold at Download

Photo by Will Ireland
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Avenged Sevenfold

Day Two

Parkway Drive, Corrosion Of Conformity, Black Stone Cherry, L7 and more!

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Von Hertzen Brothers at Download festival

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Von Hertzen Brothers

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The Struts at Download festival

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The Struts

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Corrosion Of Conformity at Download festival

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Corrosion Of Conformity

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L7 at Download festival

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L7

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The Temperance Movement at Download festival

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The Temperance Movement

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Thunder at Download festival

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Thunder

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Black Stone Cherry at Download festival

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Black Stone Cherry

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Plini at Download festival

Photo by Kevin Nixon
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Plini

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Parkway Drive at Download festival

Photo by Kevin Nixon
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Parkway Drive

Day Three

Marilyn Manson, Shinedown, Body Count, The Hives and more!

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Greta Van Fleet at Download festival

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Greta Van Fleet

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Koyo at Download festival

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Koyo

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Black Veil Brides at Download festival

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Black Veil Brides

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Body Count at Download festival

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Body Count

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Meshuggah at Download festival

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Meshuggah

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Shinedown at Download

Photo by Will Ireland
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Shinedown

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Myrkur at Download festival

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Myrkur

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Marilyn Manson at Download festival

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Marilyn Manson

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Baroness at Download festival

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Baroness

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Meshuggah at Download festival

Photo by Kevin Nixon
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The Hives

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Rise Against at Download festival

Photo by Kevin Nixon
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Rise Against