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Read up on all the essential info for Download Festival 2019 covering everything from tickets to travel and much more!

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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.

Please note: There will be no Pedestrian access to the Festival from Melbourne Lane

Download 2019 Dates

Download Festival will take place from 14th – 16th June 2019.

5 Night Camping and 5 Night Quiet Camping Tickets give you access to campsites from 12pm on Wednesday 12th June until 12pm on Monday 17th June 2019 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 14th June until 12pm on Monday 17th June 2019 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).

Weekend Camping Tickets

3 or 5 nights camping and entry to all 3 days of the festival. You can choose to camp in the main camping areas, or if you prefer to take a breather come the witching hour, then the Quiet Camping area has a noise curfew at midnight. If you are an environmentally friendly rocker then the Eco camp is the place for you.

  • Weekend 5 Night Camping Adult £220 + BF + P&P
  • Weekend 5 Night Camping Quiet Camping Adult £220 + BF + P&P
  • Weekend 5 Night Camping Child £105 + BF + P&P
  • Weekend 5 Night Camping Quiet Camping Child £105 + BF + P&P
  • Weekend 3 Night Camping Adult £210 + BF + P&P
  • Weekend 3 Night Camping Quiet Camping Adult £210 + BF + P&P
  • Weekend 3 Night Camping Child £100 + BF + P&P
  • Weekend 3 Night Camping Quiet Camping Child £100 + BF + P&P

No Camping Tickets

Entry to the Download Festival Arena, the spiritual home of rock and metal. Access to all stages, food stalls, and an array of attractions with a Weekend Arena ticket.

  • Weekend Arena Only Adult – £185 + BF + P&P
  • Weekend Arena Only Child – £90 + BF + P&P


Come to Download just for the day with our arena only Day Tickets:

  • Friday Day Ticket – £79.50 + BF & P&P
  • Saturday Day Ticket – £79.50 + BF & P&P
  • Sunday Day Ticket – £79.50 + BF & P&P



Volunteer with Hotbox

Our volunteers work across the Download Festival helping festival goers to get the most out of their weekend!

If you’d like to get involved with Download Festival – see behind the scenes, gain valuable experience for your CV, and help us to continue making Download one of the best music festivals in the world – you can
apply to volunteer to join the Hotbox Events Download Festival team this summer!

When volunteering at Download you’ll be provided with entry to the festival, lots of free time, you’ll make new friends whilst volunteering, get access to staff camping, cafe, toilets and showers, and most importantly have an amazing time you’ll never forget!

Our volunteers get involved with all sorts at Download, including:

  • Providing information including directions, facilities, and performances, to ensure the festival goers have the best weekend possible.
  • Working on the festival’s campsites, arenas, on gates, fire towers, and wristband exchanges.
  • Being proactive and alert to any potential problems e.g a build-up of litter or faulty facilities.
  • Promoting crime awareness and crime prevention to the public.
  • Helping festival goers carry their belongings and pitch their tents.
  • Working with onsite teams to ensure medical, fire and security issues are dealt with promptly and safely.
  • Helping to prevent overcrowding and on hand to monitor crowd safety.
  • Assisting the public to create an environment where they feel safe.

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering at
Download, head over to Hotbox Events.

You can drop the team an email at [email protected].

Or go straight to the volunteer application.

Read the Hotbox Working at Festivals FAQ

Volunteer With The Green Team

Do you want to help save the planet, one festival at a time?

We are looking for volunteers who are full of energy, passionate about the environment and enjoy engaging with people on green issues.  As a member of the Green Team you will receive a crew wristband, get to camp in crew camping with like-minded people where you will have access to hot showers and nice loos.  This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the sustainable events field, and you are welcome to enjoy the festival when you are not volunteering.

Age restrictions and children’s tickets

Children under 5 (Aged 4 or below) are not permitted at Download 2019. 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.

We do not accept any parental or supervisory duty of care or liability for any under 18’s on site.

Valid ID

A valid form of ID may be needed throughout the event.  We have a Challenge 21 Policy on site and the following are accepted as ID on site for the bars and cigarettes:

  • 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