This event has been and gone.
Festival Republic have confirmed that a three-day, 10,000 capacity, camping only festival will take place this June as part of the second phase of the Government’s scientific Events Research Programme. In the true spirit of rock, the ‘Download Pilot’ will take place on 18th-20th June 2021 on the hallowed grounds of Donington Park, the home of rock and metal since 1980.
The very first major camping event of its kind, the specially created Download Pilot event will form part of the second phase of the Government's scientific Events Research Programme. This ground-breaking study will look to build on the evidence base gathered from the successful first phase and apply findings on a greater scale with greater crowd numbers than before. The attendance at the Download Pilot will provide additional evidence for government, event organisers, and consumers on the logistical and practical considerations of reopening events safely, including multi-day events.