A three-day, 10,000 capacity Download Festival has been confirmed to take place this June.
Dubbed Download Pilot, the weekender will return to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park, forming part of the second phase of the UK government’s scientific Events Research Programme.
And yes, moshing is allowed.
The festival will take place on June 18-20 with tickets going on sale June 1, with priority being given to those with existing Download tickets, before remaining tickets going on general sale on June 3. The full line-up will be announced this Friday, May 28.
“Following the huge success of our Sefton Park event, we are delighted to contribute to Phase II of the Government’s Events Research Programme with the creation of the first three day camping festival which will be the Download Pilot at Donington Park," says Festival Republic's head honcho Melvin Benn.
"This massive next step will help us understand and study the safe return of large-scale festivals with no social-distancing or facemasks over a full weekend. The return of the full festival experience we have all been waiting for and a much needed return to work for musicians, backstage crew, caterers and many more that form part of the UK’s exemplary live music industry.”
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