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Lostprophets bring Download to a close
By Del Crookes
Newsbeat reporter at Download Festival

Fans at Download Festival
Fans get psyched up for Lostprophets' headline set

Welsh rockers Lostprophets closed this year's Download Festival with a 90-minute set including one new song called, It's Not The End Of The World.

Singer Ian Watkins got the crowd to practise singing the chorus before launching into the song itself.

They also revealed they would finish their fourth album "when we're good and ready".

Ian Watkins of Lostprophets
Lostprophets played a new song

The band played chart hits like A Town Called Hypocrisy and finished their set with Burn Burn.

American EMO outfit Jimmy Eat World also played on the main stage on Sunday.

The band's drummer, Zach Lind, said he was enjoying his first Download: "Festivals are always a fun experience... they're a good opportunity for us to see bands we don't normally get to see - so it's fun."

Charlie Simpson's band Fightstar also drew a big crowd for their early afternoon set with a big mosh pit forming for most of their set.

Bizzle bottled

One of the only downers on the weekend was what happened to Brit grime artist Lethal Bizzle.

Lethal Bizzle
Lethal Bizzle (pictured in February) had bottles thrown at him
The only rapper on the bill of nearly 100 artists, he had bottles thrown at him at the beginning of his set on the second stage.

He'd started singing when he was pelted by a few members of the audience.

He stopped playing for a while but carried on and finished his set.

The bottle throwing fans were thrown out.

Saturday highlights

Punk rockers The Offspring headlined the main stage on the Saturday night of Download.

They showcased three new songs from their new album, Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace, and got the crowd jumping to hits like Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) and Self Esteem.

Biffy Clyro also unveiled a new song during their mid-afternoon set on the main stage called Mountains.

The upbeat rocker is released on 25 August.

Pendulum got the crowd going in the sunshine on the second stage during Saturday afternoon, playing hits like Slam and Hold Your Colour.

Luckily the weather held out for the whole weekend and, apart from the Lethal Bizzle incident and the Wildhearts being pulled off the second stage at the end of their set after asking the crowd to pelt them with bottles, there wasn't that much trouble at the festival.

Friday highlights

KISS wore full face make-up as they opened this year's Download festival.

Gene Simmons of KISS
Gene Simmons of KISS shows off his famous tongue at Download

They played the most talked about set of the weekend, with lead singer Paul Stanley transported over the crowd on a wire to a small platform, where he sang one song.

Bassist Gene Simmons was also hoisted up for a song underneath the lights at the top of the stage.

The band finished their two-hour set with massive clouds of confetti and fireworks.

Veteran Brit metal bands Judas Priest and Motorhead also played the main stage although Pamela Anderson's ex, Kid Rock, pulled out through illness.

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