Download Festival 2017

Download Festival 2017

Donington Park, Leicestershire
9th June 2017
Festival Information

It's that time of year again, Download 2017 is approaching fast! Excited yet? We are.

Download Festival takes over Donington Park in June this year, with bands taking to the stage 9-11th June. Thousands will be attending for 3 days of awesome Rock, Metal, Punk & Hardcore. You can join them too, tickets are still available from the official Download website.


Here's our Download Festival Essentials guide. If you need extra info on the lineup, ticket options or just some handy hints and tips, we've got it all covered.

For the best hints and tips about festival survival, camping, and looking after yourself whilst at a festival, check out our Ultimate Festival Survival Guide.



Top Tips For Download Festival

Wondering what to wear? As well as the must-have band tee and band merch get-up there's a few extras you'll need to make sure you're dressed and ready for the huge weekend:

  • Comfy WelliesAre Essential - you may be standing in a field for a long time. Keep your feet comfy with some thick socks and ALWAYS bring more pairs than you need.
  • Prepare For Rain - Download is notorious for bad weather. Coats, ponchos and even waterproof trousers should be top of your Download kit list.
  • Make It One Trip From The Car - it's can be a long hike to those campsites from the car parks, see if you can rent or buy a trolley to save making multiple trips to and from the car.
  • Live In Hope For Sunshine - You never know, the sun could be shining. Maybe chuck in a couple pairs of shorts in case the weather heats up! Don't forget sunscreen and keep hydrated!
  • Take Plenty of Cash - From food to merch to fairground rides, make sure you don't miss out because you are strapped for cash. Keep cash in your locker and avoid those cash point queues!
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Festival Information

Ticket Prices


There are plenty of ways to experience Download 2017. Here are the various ticket options for you to choose from. 

Camping Tickets

Download camping tickets allow you entry to the entire festival and 3-5 nights of camping. There are also quiet camping tickets available for those who like their rest - that area of the campsite has a noise curfew at midnight. 

Not fancy hitching up with a tent? Then you can bring your campervan, arrive to pre-pitched tents in the Metal Meadow or Ready To Rock Area. If you want to vamp up your Download experience, then you can select from a huge range of VIP packages which includes RIP Camping or a stay at the RIP Hotel! Browse the huge range of ticket options here!

5 Nights (Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)

  • Standard - £215.00
  • Quiet Camping - £215.00

3 Nights (Fri, Sat, Sun)

  • Standard - £205.00
  • Quiet Camping - £205.00

Weekend Arena Tickets

Weekend Arena tickets will gain you entry to all the Download stages, food stalls and an array of attractions - without a tent peg or sleeping bag in sight!
  • Standard - £180.00

Day Tickets

Only fancy one day of Download this year? Then you can get into the arena for one day only with your day ticket. Friday, Saturday or Sunday... which one will you choose?
  • Standard - £83

Extra Information

  • Disabled Access - If you require disabled access at the festival, it is recommended that you first buy your ticket and then apply for access to disabled customer facilities. Visit Download's Accessibility Information page here.
  • Age Restrictions - The event restriction is 5+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ years, under 16 tickets must be purchased with at least one adult ticket.
  • Coach Packages - Need a lift to the festival? Have a look at Download's Big Green Coaches Packages that combines your travel and camping expenses! Check it out here.

Campsite Information


Like most most festivals, Download 2017 will provide you with the grass to pitch your tent on, there are toilets, communal showers and water stations on site but you'll need to provide pretty much everything else. Need to upgrade your camping gear selection? Check out our festival camping section for all your camping needs.

What do you need to prepare before you go?

  • Car/Motorcycle Parking - Make sure you've got your weekend parking sorted before you arrive! Pick up your Car Park Pass on the Download Website
  • Lockers - Don't leave your valuables in your tent, lock 'em up! Book your lockers before you arrive and receive a locker with including USB charging point!

Extra Campsite Information

  • Stalls - the entire site with be brimming with stalls for all your food, drink, merch and camping essential needs!
  • Security -  Local police will be working together with the security team to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe weekend. Follow @Downloadcops on Twitter for the latest security information and advice.
  • Prohibited Items - Download have a strict 'no gas' policy on the campsite, please find all a list of all items prohibited on the site here.

Festival Line Up


Download is one of the biggest and most popular music festivals in the UK and for good reason, just look at the line-up! The home of rock and metal is going to be rocking this year!
Friday 10th June Saturday 11th June Sunday 12th June



The Main Stage The Main Stage The Main Stage



System Of A Down Biffy Clyro Aerosmith
Prophets of Rage A Day To Remember Alter Bridge
Five Finger Death Punch AFI Steel Panther
Mastadon Pierce The Veil Airbourne
Sabaton Of Mice & Men In Flames
Motionless In White Sikth The Cadillac Three
Northlane Creeper Orange Goblin

Hacktivist Fozzy
New Cell

Encore Stage Encore Stage Encore Stage



Sum 41 Rob Zombie Slayer
Good Charlotte Devin Townsend Project Opeth
Baroness Coheed & Cambria Clutch
Suicidal Tendencies Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots Ministry
Machine Gun Kelly Kvelertak Anathema
The Raven Age Suicide Silence Devildriver
Black Water Conspiracy Alestorm Red Fang

Nothing More The Dead Daisies

Tax The Heat Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown



3rd Stage 3rd Stage 3rd Stage



Sleeping With Sirens Simple Plan The Dillinger Escape Plan
State Champs The Story So Far Mouse Blood
Four Years Strong Every Time I Die Basement
Issues Crown The Empire The King Blues
Code Orange Knuckle Puck Touche Amore
The Devil Wears Prada As It Is Dinosaur Pile-Up
Astroid Boys The One Hundred Dead!
Moses Trash Boat Blood Youth

Greywind Grove Street Families

Normandie Wallflower



4th Stage 4th Stage 4th Stage



Exodus Wednesday 13 Perturbator
The Contortionist The Lounge Kittens Like A Storm
Krokodil I The Mighty Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics
Lost Society Sick Puppies Devilskin
Venom Prison Casey Love Zombies
God Damn The Lafontaines Fizzy Blood
Red Sun Rising Idles The Charm The Fury
Yonaka Junior Stone Broken
Otherkin Blackwaters Brutai
Holding Absence Drones Fallen State
She Must Burn Dead Label




Extra Download Entertainment

  • WWE NXT Live Is Back! - The Download WWE tent is back with a bang, and there's a whole host of NXT superstars heading to Donington for a weekend of heavy hits and crowd-pleasing stunts!
  • Fancy Dress Friday - Download-ers love a bit of dress up, so make sure you're dressed to impress on Friday with this year's costume theme being WRESTLING!
  • The Village - Full of things to do, when the music stops the party carries on at the Download Festival Village - parties, rides, shows and stunts galore!
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