Yes, Download RIP weekend festival tickets are included in bookings for all RIP packages.
RIP & Luxury
RIP areas will open at 12pm midday on Wednesday 5th June 2024 and we politely ask you to leave by 11am on Monday 10th June.
There are options available at the checkout which you can select to spread the cost of your booking over multiple payments.
No, but you can choose to add 1 or 2 car passes to your booking after you have added your tickets to the basket. These are at no extra charge, it’s to ensure you get the number of passes you require.
For RIP accommodations, there is one pass per 3 guests included in your booking, i.e. a Bell House for 4 includes 2 car passes.
RIP Hotel bookers are not sent a car pass, as they have parking at their hotel included in their booking.
We encourage car sharing to minimise our impact on the environment so please share the journey with your friends where possible!
Generally, you should expect to receive them around 5 days before the festival. Please refer to your Ticketmaster account for the status of your booking. Please note we will send out full arrival instructions will be sent out a week before the festival.
Due to the overwhelming demand for space at RIP, gazebos will only be permitted for parties of 4 or more sharing a tent in Park Farm & Sleepy Hollow.
We usually have a limited number of RIP guest passes each day. The cost of will be confirmed once the festival begins at RIP receptions. Your guests may not stay overnight in your accommodation.
The RIP campsites are in some of the closest areas to the Main Arena and there is a dedicated RIP entrance directly into the Guest Area of the Arena. All locations are subject to change.
Please refer to the Download website for this information as the same restrictions apply to RIP as the general camping areas. Generally, glass bottles have been allowed into RIP areas in the past – we will give you final info on this point when we send arrival instructions in advance of the event.
The best place to set navigation for is Park Farm, the post code of which is: DE74 2RN. There will be traffic control measures in place on the day, so please follow RIP signage on arrival.
No, these are separate camping packages, much like that of RIP Camping in Park Farm & Sleepy Hollow. They do not include access to any RIP areas or the Guest Area. The Lounge is available to add as an upgrade on your booking.
Melbourne Hall has a dedicated bar with craft beers, a tearoom in which to have a full English breakfast each morning and beautiful grounds in which to relax before heading into the main arena at Download. You can see more information about the Rock Retreat at Melbourne Hall here.
Once you have purchased your RIP package you must then apply for the Access you require here. Once the Access Team have approved your application, we will refund the cost of the weekend festival arena ticket to your account. Please inform the Access team that you are staying in one of the RIP options, include your booking reference and what are you are staying in. When you check in to your RIP accommodation, please notify staff that you are an Access customer – they should have your wristbands for the weekend, if there are any problems, please notify staff immediately so we can resolve this for you.
If you have any further questions, please contact VIP Nation through at firstname.lastname@example.org.