The 16th Download will be three days of heavy rock music at Donington Park, the spiritual home of rock! Download will be held over the weekend of Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June 2018.
The fancy dress theme for 2018 is 'supervillains'.
Confirmed so far are the three headliners, Avenged Sevenfold (Friday), Guns n' Roses (Saturday), and Ozzy Osbourne (Sunday), along with Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Parkway Drive, Black Stone Cherry, Rise Against, Shinedown, Babymetal, Hatebreed, Bury Tomorrow, Alexisonfire, Thunder, Less Than Jake, Black Veil Brides, Volbeat, Asking Alexandria, Cradle Of Filth, Neck Deep, and more, with many more still to be announced.
In total around 150 acts appear over five stages over the three days of the festival.
For all of the details so far including day and stage splits please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, priced as follows (plus fees):
Weekend Arena Only: £175
with 3 Night Camping: £200
with 5 Night Camping: £210
Car parking £20
Campervan: sold out
Late night entertainment
The bars stay open after the entertainment has finished, and running until 2am (Friday to Sunday) they'll be an after-hours Campsite Entertainment Zone, which has a café, beer stall, funfair rides, various shops, and a cinema.
VIP (RIP) accommodation
At RIP (Rest In Peace!) you can either pitch your tent (and park your car), or order glamping accommodation (yurts, bell tents etc) and get access to 'superior' amenities, and 24 hour assistance from an event management station. The RIP campsite at Park Farm also boasts a convenience shop (Little Shop of Horrors), refreshments area (Hell's Kitchen), Eco Day Spa, Dressing room and Lockers.
Download has banned flags on sticks in the main arena.
Food and drink
You can bring your own alcohol with you if you are camping, though it will not be permitted in the music arena. Remember, no glass bottles are allowed anywhere on site, but cans of drink are fine in the campsite only. You will only be permitted to take in soft drinks in to the arena and these must be in plastic bottles no bigger than 500ml. Food can be taken in to the arena, though not in a glass container.
Expect the campsite to open at noon on Wednesday 6th June and to close at noon on Monday 11th June.
Markets include a variety of food from around the world, as well as clothes, jewellery, massages, piercing & tattoos, organic foods, souvenirs, merchandise, chairs, and other stuff.
We do not recommend you bring small children under 5 with you to Download. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Shuttle Buses will run from Derby and East Midlands Parkway stations regularly with a shuttle bus running from the airport at well.
For detailed information about various aspects of the festival see the Download Information (includes detailed info on camping, travel, food & drink, and more).
More details will be here when available.
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