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Like a second home

Been going to Download Festival for the last 3 years and it just keeps getting better and better... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Katie T
Nice experience, needed more places out of the sun.

Went for the first time this year with my partner and we loved it. It was a great atmosphere, staff... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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The Download Festival is the UK's most popular rock festival, held every June in Leicestershire, England. The festival hosts some of the biggest names in rock such as AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden and Guns N' Roses, to name but a few...more
| Donington Park, Castle Donington DE74 2RP, England
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Been going to Download Festival for the last 3 years and it just keeps getting better and better! If you love rock music and the experience of camping, this is a must!!

Thank Katie T
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Went for the first time this year with my partner and we loved it. It was a great atmosphere, staff in the most part were helpful and pleasant (barring one security guard who made my partner travel a longer route when he was trying to...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

I cannot thank the security staff, in the disabled area, enough for their help and assistance during the Download Festival, especially Sharon (I hope I remembered her name right) (Security 658). She went above and beyond her duties to help us find a charging point...More

Thank Derek W
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The staff were brilliant - really approachable, friendly and helpful. The viewing Platform - better than at arenas in my opinion. Good view of the stage and crowd which was just as entertaining. Getting around - wasnt the easiest - reality is its rough terrain...More

Thank Missie W
Reviewed 24 June 2018

2018 was for the 1st time in a long time, a sunny festival! The returnable plastic cup system is still in use this year (瞿2 deposit for EACH cup). The queues at the bars each day were still long, which is no surprise as some...More

Thank armo0102
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

First festival and first time at download. The line up was good and the camp site we were on was half decent. We paid an extra 瞿20 for parking and walked across to the sites. This is a long walk - especially in the heat...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This is for the festival set up on it's own, I didn't camp so couldn't comment on the facilities provided for campers. Firstly I stayed in Derby and travelled in on the Download shuttle bus (runs very frequently and can be used as much as...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Pros - Excellent atmosphere, no trouble, reasonable priced beer & clean toilets all weekend. Cons - Food was awful everything was substandard and cheap & extremely overpriced. I expected to pay over the odds for food but the quality was so poor it was unbelievable....More

Thank KlauseyMcLorie
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

10th time this year (2018) and easily the best one yet. Download has grown into a beast since I first started going in 2003 (it's first year). Can't imagine it not being a part of my annual plans anymore, so many awesome people with awesome...More

Thank Paula K
Reviewed 18 June 2018

An fantastic weekend with an awesome download family. Great tunes, banter, people, food and sunshine (this year scorched). Download has something for everyone. Even if you travel alone, you wont be alone for long.

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Steve P
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Response from armo0102 | Reviewed this property |
Its very easy to drive and park near the arena. The parking price covers you for the full weekend, just keep the ticket in the car