Tenth Download Festival

The tenth Download Music festival comes to Leicestershire this weekend and Birmingham band Black Sabbath will be headlining Sunday night.

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Policing operation "a success" at Download Festival

Fans gather at Download festival ahead of Black Sabbath performance at 22.45
Fans at Download festival ahead of Sunday's Black Sabbath performance Credit: East Midlands Air Support Unit

The policing operation during the Download music festival in Leicestershire was "a great success".

Leicestershire Police made a number of arrests. The force says the main issue it was faced was theft from tents.

The event attracted sell-out crowds of up to 100,000 each day and more than 70,000 camped across 13 campsites.

Inspector Chris Brown, who was in charge of the crime prevention operation at Download, said: “We put a lot of effort into our plans this year, as we do every year, and I am really pleased with the outcome of the operation.

"We had some extra challenges this year with the wet weather on Wednesday and Thursday which led to an unprecedented number of people arriving at the same time causing long traffic tailbacks particularly on Friday afternoon.

Download-fans prepare for Black Sabbath

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Fans gather at Download festival ahead of Black Sabbath performance at 22.45 BST
Fans gather at Download festival ahead of Black Sabbath performance at 22.45 BST Credit: East Midlands Air Support Unit

With just under four hours to go, Black Sabbath fans are making their way to the main stage at Download festival.

The festival in Donnington Park started on Friday and has seen over 100,000 people this weekend.

The festival got off with an uncertain start as severe rainfalls delayed the opening of the event by two hours.

However revellers have been enjoying the sunshine today and are certainly going to end on a high as world-famous Birmingham band Black Sabbath takes to the stage as the final act just before 23.00hrs tonight.

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Kelly Osbourne tells festival-goers to be prepared

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Unbelievably excited for @officialsabbath tonight! Get ready #download your life is about to change!

Kelly Osbourne is the daughter of Black Sabbath front-man Ozzy Osbourne.

Download music festival is in its final day with headliner Birmingham band Black Sabbath closing the festival tonight.

Fans braved torrential rain and muddled through mud to make it to the festival on Friday, it seems their persistance has paid off as fans tweet that the sun is shining today.

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Really enjoying sitting in the sun and listening to amazing rock music. This is the life! #DL2012

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Festival-goers brave the elements for the Download Festival

Festival flags brighten up the cloudy backdrop Credit: Rajiv Popat

Thousands of revellers are braving the elements at the UK's biggest rock and metal festival

Tents are erected despite the wet weather Credit: Rajiv Popat

Organisers have delayed opening the arena by two hours whilst they ensure the site is safe after severe rain falling on the land.

Hundreds of people take shelter in their tents Credit: Rajiv Popat
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