Sure, Guns N' Roses headlined but maybe comedy slogan tees were the *real* festival highlight.
I embark on a pilgrimage in search of a people who are doing something not for a laugh, but because they enjoy it.
We asked a load of festivalgoers waking up to the confusing news on Friday what they made of it.
"Whilst we're saddened to say Motorhead will no longer be performing at this year's Download Festival, we will honour a true rock n roll icon who inspired so many others on the bill."
He didn't really mind all the surveillance, because he has no morals.
The festival will be the first in the UK to allow the police to use facial recognition software.
We talked to the photographer about her book 'God Listens to Slayer', which is the result of 13 years spent following the band's fans around the world.
"Happy Easter, suckers!" from Nexus Productions, George Wu, and Download Festival.
And running into some serious banterlopes along the way