Gene Simmons, Lemmy and Alice Cooper sculptures greet VIPs at Download Festival


Excepts from an article by  Uttoxeter Advertiser

SOME of the biggest names in rock now really are larger than life as VIPs to this weekend's Download Festival are in for a treat.

Each rock star was individually crafted by 12 second year students on Birmingham City University's Design for Theatre, Performance and Events degree course.

Student Bella Jackson Moss said: "We had to come together as a team and work really hard. The unique opportunity to sculpt some of the biggest names in rock was challenging, but enjoyable, and to be able to commemorate the late Lemmy Kilmister was also a great honour."

Held annually at Donnington Park in Leicestershire, Download is Britain's most popular summer rock and heavy metal festival, welcoming 110,000 music fans over its three days.

Following a brief set by University tutors and the Festival organizers, the students used techniques learned on the course to carve and fibreglass the seven figures in to shape. The caricatures were then painted and latexed to withstand the elements as part of a process that took three weeks to design, create and install at Donnington Park.

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