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Eco-Camp FAQs

What is the Eco-Camp?

Greenpeace are hosting a brand new campsite called Eco-Camp in a beautiful part of the Donington Estate, which is home to ancient oak trees and native wildlife. It’s a free campsite for you Downloaders who value spending five glorious days in the great outdoors and respecting the environment just as much as rocking out to your favourite bands.

In the Eco-Camp you can meet like-minded people and take part in morning yoga sessions, nature walks and talks on all things Eco.  It’s a community within a community where everyone is committed to keeping their camp clean, recycling is second nature and everything that is brought in is taken away again with only the experience and memories remaining.

Where is it?

The Eco-campsite is a new area on the West side of the Donington Estate.

How do I apply?

The Eco-Camp is free to stay in and requires pre-registration for every guest to sign up to the following principles;

  1. All guests agree to being responsible for their gear and take responsibility for any waste they produce
  2. All guests agree to separate their recyclables in the recycling facilities and put any residual waste in the bins provided.
  3. All guests agree to leave the Eco-Camp exactly as they found it. All camping equipment that is brought in must be taken home again.
  4. Most importantly!  Guests are encouraged to have fun, play, explore, respect fellow campers and enjoy the wonderful, natural surroundings.

Please fill in this form to register. Places are limited and are given on a first come first served basis, each booking can register up to 4 additional tents, each guest must sign the Eco-Camp declaration. The names of all guests must be provided in advance in order to check in, contact information of the lead person will be required.

Is it free?

Yes the Eco Camp is free, you just need to be an environmentally friendly rocker and sign up to the principles above.

Are there any facilities in the camp?

Yes, you get to have your own facilities:

  • Toilets
  • Tea and coffee stall
  • Cafe (just outside of the Eco-Campsite selling vegetarian, vegan and free range meat options) Morning yoga
  • Walks
  • Talks

Is it a wristbanded area?

Yes, you will be given an Eco Camp wristband upon entry into the Eco Camp. There will be security and staff at the entrance of the Eco Camp wristbanding those who have registered. Please have your I.D. ready to prove it is you.

How do I gain entry into Eco Camp?

Please fill in this form to register.  Places are limited and are given on a first come first served basis, each booking can register up to 4 additional tents, each guest must sign the Eco-Camp declaration. The names of all guests must be provided in advance in order to check in, contact information of the lead person will be required.

In order to access the Eco-Camp persons must also hold a valid weekend ticket to Download Festival 2018. As such it is understood that you must adhere to the festival terms and conditions.  This form entitles you to book space in Eco-Camp only.

Can I camp with my friends?

Yes you can book up to four additional tents fitting in as many friends as you like.

How many tents can I book?

You can book up to four tents.

Is there an Eco Camp car park?

No. There are two general car parks, East and West. You will have to park in whichever you are directed to. If you park in East Car Park, please get the internal shuttle bus to the West Side of the site, where the Eco Camp is located.

If you car share you can park for free in the Guest Car Park which is right next to the Eco-Campsite. This is limited to 100 spaces so if there will be more than one of you in the car then register here.

Who can I contact if I still have a question?

[email protected] 

Eco-Camp

Eco-Camp

Greenpeace are hosting a brand new campsite called Eco-Camp in a beautiful part of the Donington Estate, which is home to ancient oak trees and native wildlife. It’s a free campsite for you Downloaders who value spending five glorious days in the great outdoors and respecting the environment just as much as rocking out to your favourite bands.

In the Eco-Camp you can meet like-minded people and take part in morning yoga sessions, nature walks and talks on all things Eco.  It’s a community within a community where everyone is committed to keeping their camp clean, recycling is second nature and everything that is brought in is taken away again with only the experience and memories remaining.

Staying in the campsite is free with a valid weekend ticket to Download 2018, but you must sign up in advance (four tents maximum) and sign up to a set of eco-principles. These principles include: respecting the natural environment and fellow campers, being responsible for your rubbish and taking your camping equipment home with you. Limited places are available.