Download Festival is selling limited-edition merch in aid of the NHS

The T-shirts come after the cancellation of the festival

Download Festival’s organisers have put a new piece of limited edition merch up for sale. Proceeds will be going towards the UK’s National Health Service, which is under considerable more strain that usual at the moment due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Last week, it was announced that the festival will no longer be going ahead, like many others. It was due to take place in due, with headline slots from KISS, Iron Maiden and System of a Down.

Sharing the news on Twitter, the organisers wrote: “Whilst we’re devastated DL2020 will not be going ahead, we wanted to use this opportunity to support some true rock stars; our NHS staff!”

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The black T-shirt is home to the festival’s mascot, Download Dog, alongside its logo. Below him is the slogan: “Download Dog say wash your (barking) hands!” And on the back: “Supporting the NHS and emergency service workers.”

The shirts are available for £20. Find out more over at downloadfestival.co.uk.

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