Download Festival announces major site improvements for 2020

Download Festival has announced major site improvement plans for the 2020 festival, taking place on 12 – 14 June 2020.

This year, The Village has moved even closer to The Arena; it will be located on the hardstanding tarmac lake.

Not only that, but it will be home to the largest ever festival merch superstore for weekend campers, at 900 square metres.

Alongside new locations for all campsites, walking distances have decreased. With the new Castle Donington Bypass, there is the addition of an East Car Park.

Melvin Benn, Festival Republic MD says “Download is a festival like no other, the audience is as essential as a headliner and we’re excited to bring these site changes to the 2020 festival for better customer experience.

“What’s equally exciting is the merch superstore that will be located here, with plenty of options to commemorate the weekend.”

By moving campsites, car parks, the transport hub and The Village, what used to be an hour walk from campsites to the Arena will now be just 25 minutes. As The Village is now a central hub between campsites, this can be reached from the majority of campsites in 10 minutes or less.

The relocation follows severe weather conditions from 2019, meaning access customers can go from their camp to the Village without leaving solid ground.

The festival has become even more sustainable on site with 100% Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil biofuel to be used that will reduce carbon emissions by a dramatic 60%, and vegan options have increased.

Download Festival’s legacy will be encapsulated with a time capsule burial on site over Download weekend.

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