Download Festival’s main stage to be named after Stephen Sutton!


Download Festival have announced that they’re naming their main stage after famous teenage cancer suffer and fundraiser Stephen Sutton!

Stephen Sutton unfortunately lost his battle to cancer earlier this month after raising over £3 million for Teenage Cancer Trust.


The Staffordshire teenager “peacefully passed away” in the early hours on May 14th, his mother confirmed on his Facebook page. “My heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain for my courageous, selfless, inspirational son,” she wrote.

Stephen had a bucket list of things to do before he died and one ‘to-do’ was to visit Download Festival at Donington.

“At Download HQ, we were very sad to hear about Stephen Sutton’s passing,”

-a statement the festival’s organisers released.

“For those that don’t know, Download Festival was one of the things on Stephen’s bucket list and we were honoured to invite him along and have him with us at the festival last year.

“In recognition of his epic fundraising efforts and for being an inspiration to us all, after speaking to his family, we’ve decided to name the main stage the Stephen Sutton Stage at this year’s festival.

Stephen Sutton with Download tickets.

“We’ll also be keeping the fundraising going at Download too. Rock in Peace Stephen.”

Download Festival starts on the weekend 13-15 June at Donington Park in Leicestershire.

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