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2021 Opening Times

campsites / CamperVAN FIELD

Our campsites and campervan field will open at 12pm on Wednesday 2nd June (for 5 Day Weekend Camping Ticket holders), and close at 12pm on Monday 7th June.

The Arena

We aim to open the Main Arena at the during the following times:

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

However, please note that these times are approximate and subject to health and safety checks each day, prior to opening.

Box Office

Our Box Office on-site at Download Festival will be open during the following times:

  • Wednesday 8am – Midnight
  • Thursday 8am – Midnight
  • Friday 8am – Midnight
  • Saturday 8am – 9pm*
  • Sunday 8am – 9pm*
  • Monday – CLOSED

Again, Box Office times are subject to change. * indicates estimate times – on these days the box office will close 30mins after the headliner starts.

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.



Separated from the main campsites, our Eco Camp – located in a beautiful part of the Donington Estate – is a free campsite for Downloaders who value staying in the great outdoors and respecting the environment; just as much as rocking our to incredible bands.

In the Eco-Camp you can meet like-minded people, as well as take part in morning yoga sessions 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 exactly is the Eco-Camp at Download?

The Eco-Campsite is on the West side of the Donington Park Estate. For the exact location, please check the site map (once available).

How far is it to the Main Arena and Village?

The Eco-camp is an approximate 15 minute walk to the Main Arena and a 20 minute walk to the campsite Village.

How do I apply?

The Eco-Camp is at no additional cost to a Weekend Camping Ticket, you just need to purchase an Eco-Camp Ticket to register to stay in the Eco-Camp and be an environmentally friendly rocker, sign up to the principles below:

  • All guests agree to being responsible for their gear and take responsibility for any waste they produce
  • All guests agree to separate their recyclables in the recycling facilities and put any residual waste in the bins provided.
  • 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.

… and most importantly, guests are encouraged to have fun, play, explore, respect fellow campers and enjoy the wonderful, natural surroundings.

Are there any facilities in the camp?

Yes, those staying at the Eco-Camp will get access to the following dedicated facilities:

  • Compost toilets
  • Cafe
  • Chill out area
  • Morning yoga
  • Talks & films

Is it a wristbanded area?

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

How do I gain entry into Eco Camp?

Places are limited and are given on a first come first served basis, each guest must agree to the Eco-Camp declaration.

In order to access the Eco-Camp persons must also hold a valid Eco-Camp weekend ticket to Download Festival. As such it is understood that you must adhere to the festival terms and conditions.

Can I camp with my friends?

Yes, of course!

What about tents?

You will need to bring your own tent/s to stay in (and take them home again with you).

Is there an Eco Camp car park?

No. All campers arriving by car and wishing to park this year will park in the West Car Park and enter through the West Campsite entrance.

Where do I go if I arrive by public transport?

All campers that arrive to the Transport Hub via public transport will enter through the East campsite entrance

Who can I contact if I still have a question?

If you still have a question, please email [email protected]

Medical Services

There are first aid and welfare tent facilities available throughout the duration of the festival. Please see our help map for locations.

For information on medical services at Download and what to do in an emergency please see here.

Quiet Camping

If you wish to get a break from the 24hr party atmosphere of Download, then the Quiet Camping campsite – located in a separate field within the main campsite area – might be for you.

In this campsite there is a noise curfew of midnight, after which time music music be turned off, and all other sound kept to a minimum. Conversation after this time is fine, but no shouting please. Sound from other camps may drift across at times, although being some distance away, there it will be significantly quieter than general 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.


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.