By Car / Minibus
We have routes from North, South, East and West to get you to the festival site by car. These will be used flexibly depending on traffic conditions at the time. It is important that you follow the temporary road signs for directions around the festival site, and not your sat nav.
A Car Park Pass is required to use our car parks. These are available to purchase in advance or on the day (more expensive).
Whether you are coming from the north, south, east or west, please ensure you follow road signs to Download, from the M1 motorway or from the A38 or A42.
Routes for vehicles arriving on-site will be used flexibly, depending on traffic conditions at the time. Do not use your sat nav, or assume the route you have taken in previous years is correct, as this information might not be correct – and your journey time may take longer. Always follow the road signs where possible.
- M1 coming from the South – The route to Download will be signposted from Junction 23A northbound.
- M1 coming from the North – The route will be signposted from Junction 28 southbound
- M42 / A42 coming from Birmingham direction – The route will be signposted from Junction 13 northbound.
When leaving, please follow the signs and use routes that avoid the busiest area (either Junction 23A of the M1).
Please travel at a safe but reasonable speed, ensuring you do not stop on the roads around Download Festival. All roads around the site will have temporary “no waiting” traffic orders on them which will be enforced.