WPGM Reviews: Download Festival 2019 (In Pictures)

Now in its 17th year, Download Festival 2019 returned with a gargantuan of a line-up of rock and metal artists this summer. Black clouds and gloomy weather were the perfect backdrops for Download Festival 2019 from June 14-16, as over 85,000 rock and metal fans gathered at the spiritual home of rock and metal, Donington Park for the 3-day fest! Here are just a few of our highlights, as captured by photographer Marianne Brits-Strodl.


Myles Kennedy

Rob Zombie


Lamb Of God

Smashing Pumpkins


Eagles Of Death Metal

Die Antwoord

Animals As Leaders

Photos by Marianne Brits-Strodl

Marianne Brits-Strodl

Johannesburg-born, London-based photographer, Marianne Brits-Strodl is inextricably linked with, and have a genuine passion for the live music scene. The key to Marianne’s success in the arena of music photography is the originality of her work. Not necessarily the subject matter, but in the execution thereof. In terms of style, her work possesses all the instinctive immediacy of photojournalism and its frontline documentary approach, yet she somehow always manages to marry this with the considered curation of a high fashion editorial spread.Hers are powerful images – unstaged, unrehearsed, and strikingly candid – capturing the unbridled energy and charisma of the music scene, with glimpses into the quieter, more reflective moments of its artists in between...

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