Download Festival Have Improved Their Disabled Access, As Well As Going ‘Greener’
Download have revealed today that they’re going to be improving their 2018 festival’s disabled access, as well as going ‘greener’.
The Donington Park weekender will also be adding British Sign Language (BSL) for the first time ever.
“Download Festival is built upon an ethos of inclusivity and it’s incredibly important to us that as many people as possible are able to enjoy the festival to the fullest,” says Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn. “The appointment of accessibility ambassadors has provided us with invaluable feedback so that we’re able to implement practical improvements to site the that we hope will dramatically improve the experience for all. Being awarded a 4 out of 5 star Creative Green Certification is a huge milestone for Download Festival, and in this current climate I can’t help but feel proud of what we are doing to protect the environment including the introduction of Greenpeace’s Eco Campsite.”
Meanwhile, Director of Performance Interpreting Marie Pascall adds: “Performance Interpreting are proud to be providing the first ever BSL Access Team at this year’s Download Festival. We will be providing a team of 8 qualified interpreters over the 3‑day event, including deaf and hearing coordinators to ensure Deaf rock fans have an unforgettable experience. Rock music can be extremely challenging to interpret, embodying the energy, power and raw emotion of these almighty rock legends is an ambitious achievement. Bring it on!”
Download Festival day tickets are available to buy now, with Friday (Avenged Sevenfold) and Sunday (Ozzy Osbourne) tickets priced at £79.50, and Saturday (Guns N’ Roses) available for £92.50. Head on over to this link to pick ‘em up – and grab your full weekend tickets here.
Check out the full line-up below.
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