Read up on all the essential info for Download Festival 2019 covering everything from tickets to travel and much more!
The general campsites open at 12pm Wednesday 12th June and close 12pm Monday 17th June.
The arena will open at the following times:
Friday – 12.00pm
Saturday – 10.00am
Sunday – 10.00am
*Please note these times are approximate and subject to Health And Safety checks prior to each opening.
The onsite box office will be open at the following times:
Wednesday 8am – Midnight
Thursday 8am – Midnight
Friday 8am – Midnight
Saturday 9am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 9pm
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.
Plan your weekend or day at #DL2019 with our Festival Map featuring the arena, campsite, car parks and site entrances.
View the map below or download a PDF version.
Volunteer with Hotbox
Hotbox 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or go straight to the volunteer application.
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 / 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.
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 16th 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).
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)
- Driving 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
There are first aid and welfare tent facilities available throughout the duration of the festival. Please see our help map for locations.
For information on medical services at Download and what to do in an emergency please see here.
Terms and Conditions
Please ensure you have read and agree to the Download Festival terms and conditions before purchasing your tickets.
Loyalty Scheme terms and conditions can be viewed, here.