The sun has been baking the Download site all day. There are already plenty of sunburn arms, shoulders and necks… my face might have ‘caught the sun’ a bit too!

I’ve been stationed at the second stage (aka Ronnie James Dio stage) which has been getting better and busier as time has gone on.

Bullet For My Valentine were on top form, sounding excellent. Their stage set included four flame throwers hurling huge balls of fire into the air. Got some pretty decent pics which will be uploaded to the live work section. Check it out!

My last sight of the second stage as I walked off was pretty good. The sheer size of this place is hard to understand if you haven’t seen it for yourself. Remember that this is just the second stage – there are twice as many people at the main stage, and others watching other bands, milling about or in the campsite: