Despite it being dubbed as 'Drownload' this year, the line-up and atmosphere totally made-up for the stormy weather, and once again, Download has made it into one of the best weekends of my year! See what I got up to after the jump!
Arriving on Friday was a bit of a nightmare; the weather was awful, therefore the traffic sucked and Alex and I had to set up my tent in a torrential downpour, but I definitely didn't let the rain get to me - especially after I managed to get up on stage with All Time Low!? (footage in my vlog below!)
A seriously cool experience - especially as it happened just as I arrived at the stage - so surreal, and apparently I made it onto the highlights on TV haha!
Rammstein were the headline act on Friday and they definitely did not disappoint - I'd not really listened to them before but had a good rock out in the car en route to the festival. Their set was basically a pyro show so pretty spectacular, but I also can't think of any situation where fire, treadmills and crazy german rock would disappoint.
Saturday's outfit was definitely my favourite - Rokit Vintage were my wardrobe saviour, and all my outfits were from there - got some seriously killer pieces, haul on my channel soon! The leopard dress and jacket fit like a glove, and I felt so fab the whole weekend - the best part about vintage is that you know for sure that no one will be wearing the same outfit as you!
Luckily Saturday was less rainy so more chill, and thanks to Somersby Cider we got to watch a band sidestage - not something I've experienced before - you forget how many people are actually at the festival until you're up there!
An act I was seriously excited for was Deftones, especially as their latest album was so rad! Their set was full of energy and the atmosphere was incredible, I just wish I'd got into them longer ago as they've played so many festivals I've been at!
Of course I can't leave out Black Sabbath. They were definitely the most-anticipated act for me - especially as they're doing their goodbye tour soon. It was so amazing to finally see them live, and the moody, stormy weather kind of made their set for me!
Despite most of my clothes being wet and being covered in mud, we powered through and caught a couple acts, including Periphery, Black Foxxes and Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes - all fab bands that I'd 100% recommend!
The stand-out act however, was definitely Disturbed. Draiman's voice live sounds identical to the songs - he's got some serious pipes! For this reason I couldn't resist including a good amount of their set in my vlog, especially as they covered The Who and Rage Against The Machine! My highlight of their set, and maybe even the entire weekend, was definitely their cover of The Sound of Silence. It's my favourite cover as it is, and live it was even better, especially as they brought on an orchestra - definitely couldn't have asked for a better end to the weekend!
Hope you guys enjoyed my round-up from the weekend - huge thanks to Somersby Cider for hooking me up with tickets, and of course Download and all the bands for putting on such an incredible weekend - I definitely hope to return next year!! \m/