The band headlined the event at Donington Park in England for the first time, but the show nearly ended in disaster when the singer slipped over on the stage's catwalk.

However, Bellamy was unhurt and managed to pick himself up and continue the show, thrilling the crowd with hits including Knights of Cydonia, Plug in Baby, and Supermassive Black Hole.

The incident came just 24 hours after fellow rocker Dave Grohl fractured his leg in an onstage tumble during a Foo Fighters gig in Sweden on Friday (12Jun15), prompting the band to cancel a pair of shows.

Download Festival closes on Sunday (14Jun15) with a set by KISS.