We have routes from North, South, East and West to get you to site. These will be used flexibly depending on traffic conditions at the time so make sure you follow the signs and not your sat nav.
There are roadworks near Donington Park and so we will be reacting to live traffic conditions and changing routes live and using contingencies so we can’t stress enough – follow the signage!
When leaving, please follow signs and use routes that avoid the busiest area which will be J23a of the M1.
If you are driving to Download you’ll need to purchase a pass for parking.
One pass provides access to parking for one car for the duration of the event.
Standard Advance Purchase Car Park Pass: £20.00
On Day Car parking Pass: £25.00 (subject to change – this will be updated closer to the event)
Shipping Details and Terms & Conditions: If you have purchased a Car or Motorcycle parking pass in advance, you will be sent this with your event tickets no later than 7 days prior to the event. Parking passes are non-refundable. Parking passes cannot be exchanged for cash or resold.
Dropping Off and Picking Up
There is an area inside the Transport Hub for dropping off and picking up festival goers. Follow the normal Download signs and then the signs for “Pick Up and Drop Off” when you get nearer the site.
Car sharing will not only help you save money by sharing the costs but it will also reduce the amount of traffic on the roads, helping the environment. Last year 5906 miles were saved, equating to 1.16 tonnes of CO2.
We are working with Liftshare with a community of 5700 Download fans – visit Download Liftshare to find drivers offering spaces in their car or festival goers who need a lift.
We have exciting news – the first 100 people that sign up to Liftshare can upgrade their Car Park Pass to a Priority Car Park Pass. This means that not only will you have priority parking but you can cruise up close to the main entrance for speedy access. visit Download Liftshare to sign up.
Liftshare have been awarded the TrustSeal, which confirms they run on good practice principles with clear safety guidelines and take appropriate steps to verify the identity of their users. Find out more info on safety.
Carbon Balancing with Energy Revolution
The main contributor of carbon emissions at festivals is travel, which accounts for 70% of a festival’s carbon footprint. That is why at Download Festival we are introducing carbon offsetting to our car and motorcycle parking prices. £1 of the cost of your parking pass will be donated to the charity Energy Revolution, who invest in renewable energy projects. Watch this video to find out more. If you don’t want to travel by car, there are other forms of lower carbon to travel to the festival such as Big Green Coach or train with direct shuttle buses to the festival.