Well, it wouldn’t be a festival would it, without the predictable mud-sloshing, plastic poncho-shrouded crowd would it! However, the monsoon-style gushing rain, all but drowning the festival-goers, was over the top, sending hoards rushing for shelter, where there was none!
Download 2016 during the thunderstorm as everyone rushes to escape the downpour.
Yellow ponchos cover stooped shoulders and bedraggled festival-goers tramp through the mud at night, while the brightly lit Ferris Wheel lights up the sky
Download Festival goers optimistically arrive in shorts, but the rain just doesn’t stop!
This young man strips off his sodden tea-shirt. as the rain continues to pour down.
At least this set of festival-goers have a seat in the rain.Clear plastic ponchos are cold comfort though!, as they brave the weather to listen and watch live music performances on the main stage.
Stalls selling alternative clothing are soon filled with cold wet bodies, desperate to get out of the rain. Such a shame!
View of the main stage over the tops of umbrellas and raincoats.
“Mud, mud, glorious mud…”
This huge cat-bar sculpture proves popular, despite its location in a sea of mud.
As dusk falls the dreary wet weather washout dampens many spirits, but the Ferris wheel keeps spinning…