The organisers of Download Festival in the UK have announced via their official Facebook page:
“At Download HQ, we were very sad to hear about Stephen Sutton’s passing last week. For those that don’t know, Download Festival was one of the things on Stephen’s bucket list and we were honoured to invite him along and have him with us at the festival last year.
In recognition of his epic fundraising efforts and for being an inspiration to us all, after speaking to his family, we’ve decided to name the main stage the Stephen Sutton Stage at this year’s festival. We’ll also be helping to keep the fund raising going at Download too.
Rock in Peace Stephen.”
Stephen had previously expressed:
“This is my ‘happy because Download Festival tickets came today’ face. Ok so the face isn’t the best but the tickets are VIP and it’s going to be awesome!!!!!
Seriously so excited for it! Huge thanks you to Craig Jennings for sorting this out for me and some friends!!
No. 37 to be ticked off the bucketlist :)”
Stephen Sutton has been battling cancer since the age of 15. On January 13th 2013, shortly after finding out his disease was incurable, Stephen made a Facebook page called “Stephen’s Story”. On the page he outlined a bucketlist of 46 things he wanted to achieve in the near future. Since creating the page Stephen’s following has grown exponentially and he has inspired thousands of others with his positivity and passion for life. He has achieved more than most would in a lifetime; resulting in him winning countless awards in recognition of his inspirational work, taking part in a Guinness world record, and most notably he has raised over £3 million for charity in just over a year. This is not a sob story, this is Stephen’s Story!
Stephen Sutton – 16/12/1994 – 14/05/2014
Rest In Peace
Check out more information about Stephen‘s amazing story here.