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Download Rock Festival

| Donington Park, Castle Donington DE74 2RP, England
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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 1 week ago
TinkInWonderland
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Security in the disabled area

I cannot thank the security staff, in the disabled area, enough for their help and assistance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derek W
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Leigh, 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. It’s possible to buy weekend only, 3 day or 5 day camping tickets which include access to the camping area and all areas of the venue.
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“next year” (11 reviews)
“great music” (7 reviews)
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| Donington Park, Castle Donington DE74 2RP, England
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"previous years"
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"food and drinks"
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"something for everyone"
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"main stage"
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"long walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 £20 for parking and walked across to the sites. This is a long walk - especially in the heat...More

Thank Lisa T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 won’t be alone for long.

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Reviewed June 16, 2018

Fantastic festival 3 stages loads of stalls offering everything from jewellery to tattoos! food very expensive and messing served. Drinks even more costly and I couldn't taste the vodka in my coke. Toilets not too bad better at the start of the day. Acts fantastic...More

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Steve P
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Response from armo0102 | Reviewed this property |
It’s 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
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