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Where is Download?

Download Festival takes place at the hallowed grounds of rock, Donington Park, next to East Midlands Airport.

Taking place where the three counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire meet, Download Festival has excellent connections by road, rail, bus and plane.


All tickets for Download 2022 are mobile e-tickets, with the exception of car park and caravan passes. Car park and caravan passes will still be physical tickets which will be posted to you.

Cash Or Card?

Bars, food stands, funfairs, merch stands and car parks will be cashless payments only.

Shuttle bus payments are cash only.

Markets will accept cash and card payments.

There will be cash machines in the arena and the campsite village.

Loyalty Scheme

Applications for the 2022 Download Loyalty Scheme are now closed.

Please read our FAQ’s if you have any questions.

Volunteer with Hotbox

Want to gain valuable experience on your CV, whilst helping us continue to make Download one of the best music festivals in the world?

Volunteer with Hotbox Events and not only will you be helping other festival goers get the most out of their weekend but you’ll also get to go behind the scenes, meet other volunteers from around the world, and make new friends.

When joining as a volunteer at Download you’ll be provided with entry to the festival (including lots of free time to also enjoy it), plus access to staff camping, cafes, toilets and showers.

Volunteers assist with a wide variety of areas, and it’s tricky to list everything they get up to, but some of the most common roles include…

  • Assisting Download Festival goers with directions.
  • Helping Download Festival goers carry their belongings and pitch their tents.
  • Answering questions about Download Festival performances and line-ups.
  • Reporting any problems such as a build-up of litter or faulty facilities.
  • Work alongside Download Festival Fire Safety, Medical and Security teams.
  • Keeping an eye on the Download Festival campsites from the fire towers.
  • Helping out with various roles across the Download Festival site including pedestrian and vehicle gates, wristband exchanges, keeping an eye on facilities, monitoring stages and walkways.

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering at Download, you can drop the team an email at or connect on Messenger.

Age Restrictions / Child Tickets

Children under 5 year old (ages 0-4 years) are allowed at Download Festival for free, and do not require a child ticket, but must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

5-12 years olds must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult and each child will require a Child Ticket.

13-15 must purchase an adult ticket and also be accompanied by a parent / guardian over 18.

Please note:

  • Download Festival will contain acts unsuitable for children
  • Parents may be asked to provide ID with proof of age if the child appears to be over 12 but holding a Child Ticket.
  • Those aged 16 or over can attend alone.
  • We do not accept any parental or supervisory duty of care or liability for any under 18’s on site.

Valid ID

At times you may be required to show a valid form of ID whilst at Download; where we also operate a Challenge 21 Policy on-site at our bars and cigarette stalls. We accept the following types of ID:

  • A Passport (Not a photocopy)
  • Full Driving Licence or Provisional Licence
  • A Proof of Age Card bearing a PASS hologram
  • A Ministry of Defence identity card
  • A National identity card issued by an EU member state


Medical Services

There are first aid and welfare tent facilities available throughout the duration of the festival.