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9th To 11th June 2017

Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2RP United Kingdom

Download Music Festival is one of the two most popular British rock & heavy metal festivals. It is being held at England’s Donington Park in Leicestershire since 2003. It has hosted some of the biggest names in rock from heavy metal virtuosos like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath  and Metallica to more mainstream classic rock greats like Def Leppard, Aerosmith and AC/DC. So if you’re a rock fan then this is one festival which is all for you!

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  • RIP packages provide access to the best campsite location and arena access. There are other RIP packages which include hotel stay.
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You can find a wide range of accommodation options in the following areas:

  • Castle Donington (approx. 2 miles to venue)
  • Diseworth (approx. 2 miles to venue)
  • Melbourne (approx. 2 miles to venue)
  • East Midlands Airport (approx. 2 miles to venue)
  • Kegworth (approx. 4 miles to venue)
  • Long Whatton (approx. 4 miles to venue)
  • Loughborough (approx. 11 miles to venue)
  • Derby (approx. 19 miles to venue)
  • Nottingham (approx. 16 miles to venue)
  • Leicester (approx. 20 miles to venue)

Search and book hotels in   Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Champneys Springs

Gallows Lane, In Ashby-de-la-Zouch (Packington)

1728 Reviews

USD 148.46

Victoria Hotel

125 London Road, Near New Walk Museum

70 Reviews

USD 56.47

Leicester Marriott Hotel

Smith Way, In Leicester (Enderby)

1018 Reviews

USD 90.7

Hilton East Midlands Airport

Junction 24 M1 Derby Road, In Derby (Castle Donington)

1609 Reviews

USD 224.1

Best Western Premier East Midlands Airport Yew Lodge Hotel

33 Packington Hill, In Derby (Kegworth)

1357 Reviews

USD 200.73

Scalford Hall

Scalford Road, In a rural location

736 Reviews

USD 100.31

Jurys Inn Hinckley Island

Watling Street, Near the airport

2077 Reviews

USD 59.77

Holiday Inn Leicester

129 Saint Nicholas Circle, Near Jewry Wall

875 Reviews

USD 72.57

Catthorpe Manor Estate

Lilbourne Lane, In Lutterworth

85 Reviews

USD 104.58

Holiday Inn Express Leicester - City

Filbert Way, Raw Dykes Road, Near New Walk Museum

464 Reviews

USD 84.31

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Guide for Download Festival

Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2RP United Kingdom

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Venue Details ( Castle Donington, )

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Stages:

The main stages include

  • MAIN STAGE
  • THE ZIPPO ENCORE STAGE
  • THE PEPSI MAX STAGE
  • THE RED BULL STAGE
  • THE JÄGERMEISTER ACOUSTIC STAGE

Other areas include the Doghouse, Side Splitter (Comedy Tent), Cinema.

Event specific info

Food & Beverages:

  • There are plenty of food and beverage options inside the venue, with more than 100 vendors in the arena
  • Gluten-Free & Vegetarian food is available
  • There are free water fountain / refill stations in the venue.

 Inside the Venue:

 

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ALLOWED (Yes/No)

COMMENTS

Alcohol

Yes

Only allowed in camping area

Bags

Yes

 

Banners, Signs

Yes

Flags on poles are not permitted in the arena. You can take them in to the campsites however.

Beverages

Yes

Any soft drinks are held in unopened and sealed plastic or paper containers with a capacity of 500ml or less.

Binoculars/Camcorders

No

Video cameras are not permitted on site.

Cameras (Still Photography)

Yes

Standard compact cameras allowed. Camera with a lens longer than 6 inches not allowed.

Chairs

No

Pushchairs and buggies are not permitted anywhere on the festival site.

Containers 
(Bottles, Ice boxes, any Aerosol Container)

No

Glass containers not allowed. Food hampers/cool bags/boxes will not be permitted in the arena.

Food/Baby Food

Yes

Allowed: Paper containers with a capacity of 500ml or less. Food hampers/cool bags/boxes will not be permitted in the arena.

 

Laser Lights and Pointers

No

 

Medicines

Yes

A doctors note or a prescription is preferable.

 

Other Amenities:

  • First Aid
  • Viewing platforms are available for disabled persons.
  • Cash machines
  • Washrooms
  • Lockers (Refer here). You can book lockers here.
  • Assistance

Schedule for the next edition of Download Festival has not been released yet.


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Waterproof it!

Your Download experience can get seriously spoiled if you don’t come prepared..

Berta Dysart , 5th Mar 2015

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