Download Maggots raise money for Sophie

Download Maggots raise money for Sophie

All organisers are now back together. We now have two pages, one for Fun and one for News and Updates.

News Page:

The original idea for this was from Mark Saunders and Hayley Cartwright. They will stay here with us through to the end and will be looking after the FUN PAGE.

Fun Page:

Please join both pages

Our plan is still the same, Raise as much money as possible for

Download Maggots

We are to host a SLIPKNOT themed dress up at this years Download Festival wearing Jumpsuits and slipknot attire to raise money for charity. Stuart Gray has started this now with one goal in mind and wants to take this to another level. With the extra help of Richard Dexter, Stuart Mee and Lee Smith, We want music fans from all over the world, whether you are attending Download Festival or just have a passion for the foundation and what it stands for, to donate whatever you can to raise money for this great charity and make 12th June Sophies day!

We hope to have a great fundraiser and a great time, Please LIKE, SHARE and most importantly DONATE what you can.
It’s such a great cause and any donations are most welcome.

Please use links below to donate

Via us


The Sophie Lancaster Foundation
(Registered Charity Number 1129689)

For more information about the aims of this great charity please visit

Right, just to get this out there…

1) This is NOT about meeting Slipknot
2) This is NOT about making a profit,
100% goes to the charity and is setup with the charity account number and sort code.
3) This is about people who want to help make a difference whether they are attending Download Festival or not.
4) Please don’t be negative.


The logos used are owned by the relevant parties and we are not in any way authorised by, sponsored by or in association with SLIPKNOT or DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL unless we state otherwise.
They are for visual explanation purposes only!


About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!