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Download Festival


Special Offer: Hotel packages available!

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12th - 17th June 2013 - Donington Park

Download Festival returns in 2013 to the spiritual home of rock, the legendary Donington Park, pulling out all the stops for the 11th edition of the heavy rock festival.

The headliners confirmed for this year's festival are Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein, with a whole host of other artists lined up as support including Bullet For My Valentine, Queens Of The Stone Age, Thirty Seconds To Mars Enter Shikari and many more!

Download Festival Hotel Packages (£155 - £1985) include:

  • Full 3 day weekend ticket to Download 2013 (per person)
  • 2 or 3 nights with breakfast for your chosen package.
  • Scheduled transfers (morning & evening) OR parking in a designated car park (RIP Metal Hotel).
  • RIP entrance to the arena.
  • Access to the guest hospitality area with cash-bar facilities.
  • RIP’s 10th birthday ‘Doggie bag’ (per guest).
  • Exclusive RIP 2013 Hoodie.

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For your safety and security, more guards are patrolling in 2013.

Terms and Conditions

What is the Guest Area?
The Guest Area is a restricted, exclusive area within the festival site.

Where is the Guest Area?
Don’t know yet – site plans are still in the making.

Will I meet my favourite act?
You might see some acts in the Guest Area, you might not …we have no control over this and are not making any guarantees.

How often can I use the Guest Area?
There is no maximum number of visits. You will be issued with a Guest Area wristband and you are free to come and go at your leisure.

Can I bring my mates into the Guest Area with me?
One Hot Ticket admits one person. So unless your mates have a pass they will not be allowed in.

Which days is the Guest Area open?
Friday, Saturday & Sunday. (Subject to change)

Can I buy a pass for just one day?
No, the Guest Area Pass entitles you to use the Guest Area on all three days.

What’s in the Guest Area and what’s the point?
There are undercover facilities, toilet trailers, private cash bars, dining options and strange random occurrences. It’s a place to hang out and relax over a beer.

Does this package give me access to RIP Park Farm?
No, this package does NOT include access to RIP.

Does this package include camping/accommodation?
No, there is no accommodation provided with the Guest Area Pass. You would have to purchase camping/accommodation separately.

Are there excluded areas?
Your Guest Area Pass gives you access to all general Guest Area locations. It does not permit access to any private areas within the main guest area which may be exclusively held by sponsors, Live Nation or third parties.

What else will I need to purchase?
If you are just buying the Hot Ticket by itself you will also need to purchase a full 3-day weekend festival ticket.

Please Note - If you have purchased a RIP package you do not need to purchase the 3-Day Guest Area Pass, as access to the guest area is already included.