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Download 2012 - 30 Awesome Photos

By Luke Lewis

Posted on 12 Jun 12

 
 

NME stopped by Download Festival 2012 to help celebrate 10 years of the Donington Park bash. In addition to all of our video and news content from the weekend (which you can see at nme.com/festivals), we've also got loads of great big pictures for your viewing pleasure, featuring the likes of The Prodigy, Metallica and Tenacious D.

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Download Festival 2012 marked the tenth anniversary of the rock/metal festival - and punters dressed up to celebrate the occasion. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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Biffy Clyro showcased material from their forthcoming new double album during the second day of Download. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





Photo: Danny North

Despite their original stage time being cut due to the rain, Cancer Bats finally got to play a rescheduled slot on Friday night. Photo: Danny North





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A crowd-surfer makes his way to the stage. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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The Prodigy headlined Friday night of Download. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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The Prodigy arrived onstage to the tune of the national anthem, before launching into 'World's On Fire' and 'Breathe'. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





Photo: Danny North

Slash treated the second stage to a full rock set including Guns N' Roses tracks like 'Nightrain'. Photo: Danny North





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Black Veil Brides returned to Download Festival, this year on the Jim Marshall Stage. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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NME caught up with Black Veil Brides backstage. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





Photo: Danny North

Reformed hardcore titans Refused played on Sunday. Photo: Danny North





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Anthrax played on Sunday on the Jim Marshall Stage. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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One fan prepares for Black Sabbath's Sunday headline set. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





Photo: Derek Bremner

Gallows performed on the Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage on Friday night. Photo: Derek Bremner





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Tenacious D stopped by the Jim Marshall Stage on Saturday. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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Jack Black and his band Tenacious D playing on Saturday. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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A shot of some Download fans enjoying the sunshine. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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Friday night also saw a performance from Machine Head on the Jim Marshall Stage. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





Photo: Jessica Gilbert

You Me At Six headlined the Zippo Encore Stage on Saturday night. Photo: Jessica Gilbert





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We Are The Ocean playing the Zippo Encore Stage on Sunday. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





Photo: Andrew Whitton

While She Sleeps swung by the Pepsi Max Stage on Friday. Photo: Andrew Whitton





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Megadeth played a set on the Jim Marshall Stage on Sunday night. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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Saturday night's headline slot was filled by Metallica, who played 'The Black Album' in full. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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But before Metallica launched into 'The Black Album', they played a selection of hits including 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' and 'Master Of Puppets'. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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A few punters enjoying Metallica. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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Soundgarden played their first UK show in 15 years on Sunday. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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NOFX played on the Jim Marshall stage, declaring themselves "the Grateful Dead of punk rock" before slipping into the reggae-inspired 'Eat The Meek' Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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Corey Taylor played on the Pepsi Max Stage on Saturday. He also joined Steel Panther on stage, joining them in 'Death To All But Metal'. Photo: Tom Martin/NME





Photo: Giles Smith

Ghost played ahead of Periphery on Sunday at the Pepsi Max Stage. Photo: Giles Smith





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That's one way to stay out of the mud at festivals...Photo: Tom Martin/NME





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Metallica finished their set with fireworks, balloon balls and a rendition of their early single 'Seek And Destroy'. Photo: Tom Martin/NME








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