Download Festival 2019 Essentials

Must-have band merch for our favourite music festival!

Brush off the cobwebs of winter and prepare for a summer of heavy metal and some very, very drunken nights.

The monsters of rock roll into town as Download festival once again hits the peaceful county of Leicestershire. Are you ready to enter the chaos of the best metal festival in the calendar? If you need those last minute essentials, then we are at hand to ensure you have the best weekend of your life!

It goes without saying that you need to dress the part when surrounded by over one hundred thousand dedicated metal heads.

  • 1. Def Leppard Vintage Circle Men's Black T-Shirt

    Kicking things off on Friday, rock behemoths Def Leppard get the weekend underway with a bang as they perform the legendary album ‘Hysteria' in its entirety. WOW! If the concept of rocking out to all the hits from the classic 1987 album get you running riot, then make sure you take this vintage tee with you, just in case you get a little too ‘Excitable'. Make no mistake, after dancing your way through this set, you're going need a change of clothes.

  • 2. Def Leppard Union Jack Ladies White T-Shirt

    "Let's get, let's get, let's get, let's get rocked!" For the ladies with a sense of patriotic pride, this classic Def Leppard tee is a great way to see you through mass ‘Hysteria' and a great way to show your passion for the ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me' hit makers. Make sure you go crazy when Joe Elliot and co hit the stage on Friday night!

  • 3. Trivium Orb Men's Black T-Shirt

    So you've managed to make it through the first day at Download, but now this is where things get serious! With Trivium up on the main stage on Saturday afternoon, you're going to need some severe neck muscles to get you through this set. With head banging monsters ‘Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr' and ‘Strife' likely to get the crowd into a whirling mess, this awesome tee is the ultimate metal essential as you step into the pit.

  • 4. Slipknot Evil Witch Ladies Black T-Shirt

    It's been a while since we were this excited to see a band hit the stage, but Saturday headliners Slipknot haven't graced the UK shores since bringing the ‘Prepare For Hell' tour back in 2016. What is likely to be yet another chaotic display, this is one set you certainly don't want to miss. For those aching for a dose of Slipknot carnage, this awesome Evil Witch tee is perfect to wear as you throw yourself amongst the heretics.

  • 5. Slipknot 5 The Gray Chapter Men's Black Hoodie

    With the typical British weather you are never guaranteed clear blue skies at a summer festival, so it's probably a good idea to expect the worst and ensure you stay warm with this epic hoodie from Slipknot. When the clouds roll over, make sure you make things seriously dark with this sinister design which features the artwork to the 2014 release ‘.5 The Gray Chapter'. Be prepared for hell, if rain is what you want!

  • 6. Palaye Royale Photocopy Men's Black T-Shirt

    Voted as the best breakthrough artist by Rock Sound in 2018, there's no wonder these guys are now appearing on some of the biggest festivals on the calendar. The Canadian trio are set to rock the Avalanche stage as they bring their glam rock to the Download masses. Take this tee with you to the fields of Donnington and ‘You'll Be Fine' as you rock out the ‘The Boom'.

  • 7. Lamb Of God All Seeing Red Men's Black T-Shirt

    Lamb of God bring their chaotic brand of heavy metal to the main stage on Sunday afternoon, which is the perfect way to gear yourself up for the last few hours of the weekends proceedings. In what is likely to be a ferocious affair of sweat, blood and flying fists, the Virginia rockers will undoubtedly bring the festival to its knees. For those looking to rep the LoG all weekend, this insane skull tee is a great way to get your metal kicks.

  • 8. Anthrax State of Euphoria Men's Black T-Shirt

    Noise bringers Anthrax are no strangers to the Download stage and this time they'll bring their ‘Madhouse' antics to the Zippo Encore stage. For those of you brave enough to enter the mosh pit, you are sure to enter a ‘State of Euphoria' as the NYC thrash legends throw down what is guaranteed to be one of the best sets of the weekend. Whether you are new to the thrash scene or metal thrashing mad, you'll be in safe hands as Scott Ian and co. bring down the house one more time.

  • 9. Slayer Hell Awaits Men's Black T-Shirt

    This will be the highlight of many peoples weekend, and one that is likely to bring a tear to even the most hardened metal fan's eye. This will mark the end of Slayer's journeys to the UK, as they bid the Download fans farewell for one last time. We expect nothing less than an hour and a half of circle pits and vigorous head banging, as Tom Araya, Kerry King and the band bring us an unfiltered goodbye. When the opening to ‘Raining Blood' starts, you'd better be in that pit, because it's about to go… OFF! This one is NOT to be missed at any cost!