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Wheel Barrow Service

Jolly Green Sherpas will be offering their luggage service, where you can hire a barrow for four hours at £20 or for the full weekend at £30 (additional £30 deposit is required, which is refunded when the barrow is returned).

You can find the Jolly Green Sherpas at the following Barrow Hire Points –

For people arriving at the ‘South Car Parks’ – we will be situated across the road/bridge, on route to the ‘East Campsite Entrance’ in the clearing.

For people arriving at the ‘Transport Hub/Drop-Off’ – we will be situated on route to the ‘East Campsite Entrance’ in the clearing.

For people arriving at the ‘West Car Parks’ – we will be situated close to the exit of the ‘West Car Parks’, on route to the ‘West Campsite Entrance’.

We will also have mobile sellers on all routes, and they can also pick up a barrow from them – so regardless of which car park they arrive at, everyone arriving at the festival should pass a barrow hire point on their way to the entrance.

Jolly Green Sherpas will be offering their luggage service, where you can hire a barrow for four hours at £20 or for the full weekend at £30 (additional £30 deposit is required, which is refunded when the barrow is returned).

You can find the Jolly Green Sherpas at the following Barrow Hire Points –

For people arriving at the ‘South Car Parks’ – we will be situated across the road/bridge, on route to the ‘East Campsite Entrance’ in the clearing.

For people arriving at the ‘Transport Hub/Drop-Off’ – we will be situated on route to the ‘East Campsite Entrance’ in the clearing.

For people arriving at the ‘West Car Parks’ – we will be situated close to the exit of the ‘West Car Parks’, on route to the ‘West Campsite Entrance’.

We will also have mobile sellers on all routes, and they can also pick up a barrow from them – so regardless of which car park they arrive at, everyone arriving at the festival should pass a barrow hire point on their way to the entrance.

Festival Map

Plan your weekend or day at #DL2018 with our Festival Map featuring the arena, campsite, car parks and site entrances.

View the map below or download a PDF version.

Festival Map

Opening Times

The general campsites open at 12pm Wednesday 6th June until 12pm Monday 11th June.

The Arena opens at the following times:

Friday – 12.00pm
Saturday – 10.00am
Sunday – 10.00am

*Please note these times are approximate and subject to Health And Safety checks prior to each opening.

Campsite Facilities

Download’s campsite area is so much more than the place you can get some kip. As well as numerous campsite areas, you’ll gain access to The Village which is full of food and drink stalls, essential services, and the kind of entertainment you just won’t find anywhere else. The campsite is open 24 hours a day.

There will be toilets, showers and water available to you dotted around the campsite areas, just look at your map or nearby signs to guide you.

Eco-Camp

Eco-Camp

The Eco-Camp is a place for exploring and playing

The Eco-Camp connects with and respects nature

The Eco-Camp is a place for creating and innovating

This year, Greenpeace are hosting a brand new campsite in a beautiful part of the Donington Estate that is home to ancient oak trees and native wildlife.  In this place we want to create a community within a community.  A community who value spending five glorious days in the great outdoors just as much as listening to their favourite bands with their favourite people.  This is a place where everyone wants to keep their camp clean and recycling is second nature, a place to meet like-minded people and get inspiration about how to live in a positive way. Where everything that is brought in is taken away again, and only experience and memories remain.

Create Your Community

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.

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.

To book your space in the Eco-Camp, please complete the Registration Form.

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] 

Quiet Camping

Quiet Camping is a separate field in the main camp site area, that gives people a break from the 24 hour party atmosphere of the standard camp sites.

It has a curfew of midnight, after which time music must be turned off, And no shouting please, though conversation at your tent is fine. It is meant to make it quieter, not completely silent. Sound from other camps may drift across, although being some distance away, this is less than if you were in the midst of standard camping.

Tickets for quiet camping are the same price as standard camping tickets and each ticket is valid for one person. This is the ideal campsite for families and younger festival goers.

Gas

NO GAS canisters or petrol fuelled cookers will be allowed anywhere on site. There will be no exception to this rule, anyone found using gas may be asked to leave site!

Alternatively please use one of the following: meth stoves including fuel, trangia stoves, solid fuel/Hexi stoves, gel stoves, green base camp cooker and firelighter stoves.

Please raise BBQ’s and camping stoves at least 30cms off the ground to avoid burning the site.

Open campfires are strictly prohibited.

Exceptions: Campervan/Caravans – If the gas is connected through a professionally installed/certified system then gas is permitted.