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The Download Dog Blog is back!

The Download Dog blog is back! Fresh from the announcement of Slayer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater and more joining headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool at #DL2019 we want to update you, the DL family, with what we’re working on for Download 2019 and how you can help us to make the UK’s biggest rock and metal festival even better.

We’re thrilled to announce that the Loyalty Scheme will be returning for Download 2019 to once again reward you for your devotion to Download Festival. Further information about the scheme and how to apply will be announced in the New Year.

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Behind the scenes The Download Team are hard at work looking at what we can improve for 2019 and there is no one better to tell us that than you the fans.

One thing we have already started on is the infrastructure at Donington Park, looking at what we can install on a permanent basis to improve the facilities we offer and how we can reduce the impact we have on the environment and local road infrastructure during the build & break of the Festival.  This is a very exciting time for us as MSV, the new owners of Donington Park, are also investing in the venue and we will be working with them on joint projects, such as: roads, water supplies, drainage, telecoms and access routes.

This will mean that over the next 4-5 years you will see some significant improvements at the venue that will be good for all of us.  Certain facilities like the Village and Arena Entrance may change location, but we will keep you updated and give you as much information as possible so you know where everything is.

The team are also looking at what we provide apart from the stages.  We have funfairs, the new Sindrome, food, bars, markets and merchandise in the Arena and the Campsite Village that has become a mini Festival within a Festival over the years, but what else would you like to see?

We will be back in January with more information and more of an insight in to what goes on behind the scenes during the planning stages of Download, including: pictures, videos and interviews with some of the people who make the World’s biggest and best Rock Festival happen for you!


Download Festival

Download 2019 is back at the hallowed grounds of Donington Park on 14th – 16th June 2019 with legendary headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot, Tool plus Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Slayer, The Smashing Pumpkins and many more.