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Download 2018 Dates

Download Festival will take place from 8th – 10th June 2018.

5 Night Camping and 5 Night Quiet Camping Tickets give you access to campsites from 12pm on Wednesday 6th June until 12pm on Monday 11th June 2018 and access to the Arena on all show days.

3 Night Camping and 3 Night Quiet Camping Tickets give you access to campsites from 10am on Friday 8th June until 12pm on Monday 11th June 2018 and access to the Arena on all show days.

Weekend Arena Tickets only gives you access to the Arena on all show days (Fri/Sat/Sun).

Age restrictions and children’s tickets

Children under 5 (Aged 4 or below) are not permitted at Download 2018. Child Tickets (5-12 years old) can be purchased with at least one adult ticket. Teenagers aged 13-15 years must have an adult ticket. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 years or over.

If you are 16 or over you can attend alone.

Valid ID

A valid form of ID may be needed throughout the event.  We have a Challenge 21 Policy on site and the following are accepted as ID on site for the bars and cigarettes:

  • Passport​
  • EU photocard driving licence
  • Proof of age card bearing a PASS hologram
  • Ministry of Defence identity card
  • National Identity card issued by an EU member state

Things You Can/Can’t Bring

ITEM

ARENA

CAMPSITE

Alcohol

N

Y (not excessive amounts)

Any Alcohol in possession of anyone under 18

N

N

Excessive Amounts of Cigarettes (more than personal consumption)

N

N

Excessive Amounts of Food (more than personal consumption)

N

N

Glass

N

N

Paper Lanterns or Sky Lanterns

N

N

Illegal Substances

N

N

Unidentifiable Subtances

N

N

New Psychoactive Substances(NPS)

N

N

Nitrus Oxide and any associated equipment (Balloons, Co2 dispensers, cream dispensers)

N

N

Legal Highs

N

N

Portable Laser Equipment and Pens

N

N

Blowtorches

N

N

Unofficial Tabards or Reflective Jackets

N

N

Animals (Other than Guide Dogs or  Hearing Dogs)

N

N

Fireworks/Pyrotechnics

N

N

Flares/Distress Flares

N

N

Generators (Exemption for generators in caravans)

N

N

Any Goods with unauthorised festival logos

N

N

Any Good for unauthorised trading

N

N

Any items which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon

N

N

Individual camping gas canisters (exemption for gas canisters fitted within campervans).

N

N

Any items which may cause danger, offence or disruption to any other person

N

N

Portable stoves with gas canisters built in (stoves will be returned)

N

N

Aerosols over 250ml

N

N

Airhorns and megaphones

N

N

Sound systems

N

N

Drones

N

N

Petrol Burners

N

N

Deodorant Roll On

Y

Y

Cutlery

N

Y

Tin Openers

N

Y

Perfume in small bottles

Y

Y

Medication (if accompanied by a doctors note / prescription or if it is recognisable

Y

Y

Small hammers for pitching tents

N

Y

The following stoves:

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Meth Stoves Inclusing Fuel

N

Y

Trangia Stoves

N

Y

Solid Fuel / Hexi Stoves

N

Y

Gel Stoves

N

Y

Green Base Camp Cooker

N

Y

Firelighter Stoves

N

Y

Gas Canisters / cylinders in campervans

N

Y (Only if fitted professionally)

Alcohol if not in glass bottles or in the possession of an under 18.

N

Y

Cameras, film or video equipment

Y* (Lens <6”)

Y

Audio Recorders

N

Y

Leatherman Multi Tools

N

Y

Food Hampers / Cool Bag / Boxes (if food is for personal consumption

N

Y

Drinks Bottles (other than sealed plastic water/soft drinks bottles under 500ml)

N

Y

Cans

N

Y

Camping Equipment

N

Y

Golf Umbrellas

N

Y

Umbrellas

Y

Y

Firewood

N

N

Flags with Poles

N

Y (there will be some exclusion zones for this)

Flags without Poles

N

Y

Chairs

Y

Y

*In the Arena cameras are normally permitted for personal use. Cameras with lens of over 6” will not be allowed through the Arena entrance. Professional cameras and video / audio equipment are strictly prohibited. Live video / audio recordings made without the permission of the artiste or premises licence holder are prohibited.

Please note: It is now illegal to be in possession of a firework, flare or smoke bomb at a music festival. Please do not bring these items to site.

Merchandise

Didn’t manage to get your hands on the official Download 2017 t-shirt or Download Dog plushie? Fear not, our merchandise team are selling everything we have left.

Buy Merchandise

Lost Property

Any lost property found during the festival is taken to the Lost Property tent and kept for 28 days post show. For any lost property queries please email [email protected]

Terms and Conditions

Please ensure you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions before purchasing your tickets.