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Weekend Camping Tickets

Those wishing to get the full Download experience by camping at the festival, can choose between 3 or 5 Night Camping Tickets. Each ticket providing access to the campsites, Village and Main Arena (on Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

Depending on which ticket type you choose, you will be able to access the campsites from the following times:

  • 5 Night Camping: from 12pm on Wednesday 2nd June until 12pm on Monday 7th June 2021
  • 3 Night Camping: from 10am on Friday 4th June until 12pm on Monday 7th June 2021

You can choose to camp in our main campsites (see festival map, when available), or to stay in our Quiet Camping area – which has a midnight noise curfew – or Eco-Camp.

Non-Camping Tickets

If you don’t wish to camp, Weekend Arena Only tickets are also available, giving you access to the Main Arena (only) on all show days; Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This ticket type does not grant access to the campsites or campsite Village, but does give access to all stages, food / drink stalls, and non-music activities located within the Main Arena.

Individual Day Tickets will also be available nearer to the event.

Instalment Plans

Instalment Plan options are available for all Weekend Ticket types, allowing you to split the cost of your ticket into three easy payments.

To take advantage of our Instalment Plans, head to our ticket page and select  the instalment plan option for the ticket type you wish to choose, i.e. ‘5 Nights Standard Camping (Instalment Plan)’. You will then see a breakdown of payments, and payment dates.

Please note: there is a £5 non-refundable payment plan fee on all payment plan bookings. Use of the payment plan is subject to ticket and upsells availability.

Instalment Plan T&Cs

Day Ticket Instalment Plan T&Cs

RIP Tickets

Live like a rockstar with Download RIP – the original and best rock festival camping experience out there.

Choose from a wide range of RIP Packages, selecting from a wide range of luxury accommodation options, each including an RIP Weekend Ticket to Download plus a selection of exclusive extras such as Guest Area and RIP Village access.


I have purchased an RIP Package but can’t remember what is included, how do I find this?

Please log in to your account on Frontgate or find your booking confirmation email to see what you booked, you can then view the accommodation page to see what is included.

I’ve bought standard tickets but would like to upgrade to RIP, is this possible?

Unfortunately we’re unable to offer upgrades, however if you purchase an RIP Package we can refund your Standard Ticket; as long as it was purchased through an authorised vendor. To do this you will need to provide us with reference numbers for both orders (standard and RIP), stating clearly the reference number relating to the ticket you would like refunded.

Please note: if you have already received your standard festival tickets then we will need to receive these back before we can process the refund. The deadline to apply for an upgrade will be Friday 21st May 2021.

Can my friend in standard camping come visit me in RIP?

We usually operate a visitor scheme where guests pay a deposit upon arrival at RIP Reception, with the majority of this cost is returned to them once they leave the site at night. The amount of this deposit will be confirmed at the Reception. Guests may not stay overnight in your accommodation.

How far are the RIP areas from the Main Arena?

We try to keep all RIP areas and accommodation as close to the Main Arena as possible, with a dedicated RIP entrance – leading through the Guest Area – into the Main Arena. Please check the site map once available.

What items can I bring / not bring?

The same restrictions apply to RIP customers as to those staying in general camping. Detailed information on what you can and can’t bring can be found on this website, and will be send to all ticket holders nearer the event.

How do I get to RIP at Download?

Please refer to the travel info pages on this website on how to get to Download Festival. Once near the festival site, follow signage for RIP.

Is ‘Ready to Rock’ part of RIP?

No, these are upgrades that can be purchased by Standard Ticket holders to stay in a pre-pitched tent. Ready to Rock ticket holders do not receive access to any RIP areas or the Guest Area.

What is a ‘Hot Ticket’?

Hot Tickets are upgrades that can be purchased by Standard Ticket holders to access the Guest Area. Hot Ticket holders do not receive access to any other RIP areas at Download.

Still Have Questions? 

Please contact VIP Nation here.



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]

Unauthorised Ticket Agents / Touts

Beware of unauthorised ticket agents and individual re-sellers  (including tickets offered on eBay, Gumtree and Craigslist, Instagram and Facebook and re-sale sites such as Viagogo and Stubhub), buying from them can be a lot of trouble. It’s possible you’ll pay over the odds for a ticket that may have never existed or might never materialise.

If you have been the victim of a ticket scam please report the website to Action Fraud.

We have compiled a guide to avoiding touts and unauthorised websites and agents. We recommend you DO NOT BUY from these sites. We the promoter (Festival Republic) have not supplied any of these sites with any festival tickets and cannot guarantee the authenticity of any tickets they may be offering for sale.  For more information see our Anti Tour Guide.

If you would like confirmation that a website is authorised or not, you can call our information line on 020 7009 3001.

We monitor the internet and do what we can to prevent fraudulent activity but the best way to prevent fraud is to not risk buying from unauthorised sources..