Going to Download 2012 this summer was my first festival experience and the greatest weekend I could ever have hoped for.

Being surrounded by thousands of people who all came to hear the same bands and music as me reminded me of why I love metal so much.

Sharing this experience with my friends made it even more memorable as we waded through mud, got drunk and screamed the words to Machine Head’s “Halo”.

The whole experience was so inspiring for me and has made me even more determined to suceed as a musician so that I can have the opportunity to share the stage with some of the greatest bands of all time.