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Read up on all the essential info for Download Festival 2018 covering everything from tickets to travel and much more!

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Please buy your festival ticket first. You will then need to apply for access to disabled customer facilities and an additional PA ticket at no additional cost.


Please note that our Accessible Facilities cannot cater for people with temporary impairments such as broken bones, healing injuries and pregnant women.

If you do have a temporary impairment please be aware that there will be a lot of walking to get around the festival and there are not many places to sit.

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Download 2018 Dates

Download Festival will take place from 8th – 10th June 2018.

5 Night Camping and 5 Night Quiet Camping Tickets give you access to campsites from 12pm on Wednesday 6th June until 12pm on Monday 11th June 2018 and access to the Arena on all show days.

3 Night Camping and 3 Night Quiet Camping Tickets give you access to campsites from 10am on Friday 8th June until 12pm on Monday 11th June 2018 and access to the Arena on all show days.

Weekend Arena Tickets only gives you access to the Arena on all show days (Fri/Sat/Sun).

Where is Download?

Download happens on the sacred site that is Donington Park, next to East Midlands Airport. Donington Park lies where the three counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire meet – the ley lines of ROCK!

Download has excellent connections by road, rail, bus and plane.

Age restrictions and children’s tickets

Children under 5 (Aged 4 or below) are not permitted at Download 2018. Child Tickets (5-12 years old) can be purchased with at least one adult ticket. Teenagers aged 13-15 years must have an adult ticket. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 years or over.

If you are 16 or over you can attend alone.

Download Festival Loyalty Scheme FAQs

Got a question about our Loyalty Scheme? Find our frequently asked questions below.

What is the Download Festival 2018 Loyalty Scheme?

Year after year Download is an unforgettable experience, and we couldn’t do it without you, the fans. As a thank you and to honour the incredible Download family (the most loyal of all festival fans), we introduced a scheme that rewards your loyalty. This will continue for 2018. You can register your interest for the 2018 scheme here. The scheme will open in spring 2018.

I applied last year, am I automatically enrolled?

For those that have applied in previous years, whether you were eligible or not, we’ll email you when applications open. Those who received vouchers don’t need to register again.

I received a barcode through to my inbox. What do I do next?

Simply print out your barcode (to do this, click ‘View this email in your browser’ at the top of your email and then CTRL + P) and bring it with you to Download with ID to claim your voucher. The collection point is inside the Arena, close to the main gate.

I don’t have a printer. Can you scan my barcode on my phone?

Yes, just come and see us with your phone or tablet and we’ll scan your screen.

What types of ID will you accept?

We will accept the following ID: EU Passport (photocopies are accepted), Full or provisional photo card driving licence issued by the DVLA (any photo card driving licences issued between 1998 and 2007 will need a second from of ID), Citizen Card, Validate_UK, Valid UK card bearing PASS hologram, PASS card, Military ID.

What can I use my vouchers for?

You can use your vouchers on official Download merchandise stands in the Arena, all food vendors in the Arena and all Bars and Stands serving alcohol in the Arena. No change is given if the item you’re paying for is less than the voucher amount. Vouchers are in multiples of £5. E.g. If an item is £9 and you have £10 to spend, you’ll lose the £1  difference, it will not be given in change. OR, if the item is £6 you’ll need to top up by £1 if you have say, one £5 voucher to use. The £2 cup deposit scheme is not included and you must pay for this with cash.

I didn’t spend all my vouchers at Download 2017. Can I use them at Download 2018?

No, they do not roll over each year.

Terms and Conditions

Please ensure you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions before purchasing your tickets.