DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL : Tyketto, AC/DC, Taking Dawn, Hellyeah, Flyleaf,Reckless Love,Genitortures, Megadeth, Y&T,Skin, Michael Monroe,FM, Saxon,Cinderella,Slash, Billy Idol,Steel Panther, Airbourne, @ Donington Park, 11-6-10

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Over the 3 days we saw : Tyketto, AC/DC, Taking Dawn, Hellyeah, Flyleaf,Reckless Love,Genitortures, Megadeth, Y&T,Skin, Michael Monroe,FM, Saxon,Cinderella,Slash, Billy Idol,Steel Panther, Airbourne,

Download Festival , Castle Donington, Iron Maiden,Megadeth, Velvet Revolver, Wolfmother, Hinder, Buckcherry, Slayer, Machine Head, 30 Seconds To Mars, 30 Seconds To Mars,Linkin Park,Evanescence, Killswitch Engage, Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, Papa Roach, 8-6-07

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Download festival, Queen Adreena, JJ72, Megadeth, Garbage, Feeder, A , Alter Bridge, Trivium,Anthrax, Him,Velvet Revolver,Mudvayne, Papa Roach,Bowling For Soup, Trivium,Black Sabbath, Slayer , System Of A Down , Castle Donington 10-6-05

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We even had Rob & Rijkels with us at this one! The journey there was so funny when we got to Grantham….round & round that roundabout whilst they caught up with us 😉 We were still outside when Queen Adreena started. I was gutted about that. But, we did see a little part of their set (I think)

 

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I guess Andy was tired…& i decided to stick my finger up his nose 😉 (Cheers to Ady for photos)

Monsters Of Rock, Iron Maiden, Kiss. David Lee Roth , Megadeth , Guns n Roses, Helloween @ Castle Donington .20-8-88

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The biggest, the best & unfortunately the worst also 🙁 The biggest ever attendance at Monsters. Unfortunately, it got too dangerous. During Guns set the whole crowd towards the front moved. 2 people got crushed under foot & died. It’s the most frightened i’ve ever been at a gig. Was hard to keep stood up & not get trampled even towards the side… Maiden were fantastic.

After the tragedy in ’88 there were lessons learned about crowd safety. There was a full inquiry about the events. You can view this online here :

http://www.safeconcerts.com/documents/Donintondisaster1988.pdf

This resulted in “The guide to health, safety & welfare at pop concerts & similar events”. In the industry, it’s referred  to as “The Purple Guide “. There used to be a copy of this online & it was free to view, but now, it seems you have to pay.