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Download Festival pictures: Aerosmith steal the show

Steve Tyler from veteran rock band Aerosmith closing Download last night Credit: PA
Lexxi Foxx, Michael Starr and Satchel of Steel Panther live on stage on day 3 Credit: PA
Some of the 90,000 fans who attended Download at Donington Park this weekend Credit: PA
Linkin Park headlined the main stage on Saturday night Credit: PA
Dylan Howe of Status Quo live on stage on day two Credit: PA
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform on Sunday night Credit: PA
Fans rock out at Donington Park - 90,000 people will leave the site today Credit: PA

Police warn drivers of Download Festival travel delays

Ninety thousand fans attended the festival in Donington Park over the weekend, with veteran rockers Aerosmith headlining.

Police are expecting delays and traffic jams as festival goers leave the site to return home.


Stephen Sutton honoured at Download Festival

The organisers of the Download Festival say the main stage will be named the Stephen Sutton Stage at this year's festival.

The main stage at the festival will be named after Stephen Credit: Stephen's Story

Stephen went to the Download Festival last year as it was one of the items on his bucket list. He died from terminal cancer last month after raising millions of pounds for charity.


Download festival 'passed off without major incident'

Satyr of Satyricon in concert at Download Festival at Donington Park Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

Crime rates were low at last weekend's Download Festival in Leicestershire. Up to 90,000 people were at the festival at Donington Park every day.

Police say they can't yet give definite crime figures, but that 'early indications are that crime was low and the main problem was theft from tents'. Several arrests were made, as they are every year.

Final day of Download

Police officers being briefed at Download Festival Credit: Leicestershire Police

Today is the last day of Download Festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire.

Iron Maiden headlined last night with a performance where they announced another date in London.

Tonight the event finishes with headliners Rammstein, afterwards thousand of people are expected to leave the site at Castle Donington.

Police: Download a 'fun, safe and friendly event'

Download is traditionally a fun, safe and friendly event and we are expecting it to be so this year. We want to make sure everyone, both those attending the festival and those living nearby, have an enjoyable weekend, so officers will be patrolling the village and the perimeter of Donington Park itself during the course of the weekend.

– Inspector Helena Bhakta, North West Leicestershire local policing unit
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