Fans' reactions have proved to be poles apart following the decision by Download Festival organisers to ban flags in the main arena.
Supporters of the rock and metal festival have been airing their views on the event’s forums after the bosses said they received numerous complaints about flags blocking people’s view of the stage.
Early opinions backed the move with Wez writing: “Awesome news….. I am glad I don’t [sic] have to fly 10,000 miles to not be able to see the bands,” with Zhian adding, “Finally.”
Spidermanson was equally as pleased writing, “The amount of photo's i have ruined because of some guy with a flag near the front. I really don’t [sic] see how it adds to the person holding the flags enjoyment of the festival.”
However Jimmy Pop posed the question: “Hmmm, now how will I find my friends,” with Hellfire System getting so annoyed that they wrote in capitals: “OMG [Oh My God} THAT IS SO UNFAIR!!!! THEY NEVER HURT ANYONE OMG [Oh My God], HOW COULD U DO THIS?”
But on the whole, ticket-holders seem pleased that flags have been banned.
For fans that want to see the likes of AC/DC, Them Crooked Vultures, Deftones, Wolfmother and more without a flag blocking their view, weekend camping tickets are on sale now priced at for £170.
Not camping weekend tickets are priced at £140.
There are more acts to be announced with Aerosmith and Rage Against The Machine tipped to be the other headliners.
Organisers have also confirmed that the capacity of the festival is set to increase in June, which will make Download the biggest UK music festival after Glastonbury.
Download Festival 2010will take place at Donington Park, Castle Donington from 11-13 June.