Download Festival 2011

Download Festival 2011
Donington Park
Castle Donington
Derbyshire
DE74 2RP
United Kingdom
Dates: 8th - 11th Jun 2011

Festival Information

Download Festival 2011 Overview

Download Festival is the biggest Rock and Metal festival in the country, It's predecessor "Monsters of Rock" started back in 1980 at Donington park and became the spiritual home of rock. Donington is the first place anyone thinks about whenever the subject of iconic locations and venues is raised in the world of rock.

Originally staged inside the rack track, Download has moved to a more suitable location in the grounds of Donington park which has enabled it to become one of the top 3 festivals in the UK.

Artists booked to appear include Def Leppard, Pendulum, System Of a Down, Linkin Park, and Frank Turner.

Ticket prices (from):

Weekend Ticket (inc 5 nights camping) £190

Weekend Ticket (inc 3 nights camping) £180

Day tickets from £82.50

Download Festival 2011 Event Info

Opening Times

Car Park
Wednesday 8th June @ 9am to Monday 13th June when the last customer leaves!

Standard Campsite Opens: Wednesday 8th June, 12:00pm (midday)
Closes: Monday 13th June, 12:00pm (midday)

RIP Park Farm Campsite Opens: Wednesday 8th June, 12:00pm (midday)
Closes: Monday 13th June, 12:00pm (midday)

Main Campsite Box Office

Wednesday 8th June 10am - midnight
Thursday 9th June 8am - midnight
Friday 10th June 8am – midnight
Saturday 11th June 8am – midnight
Sunday 12th June 8am – 9pm

Campsite info
No-one will be allowed onto the campsite without proof that they also have a ticket for the Arena. This will be policed across the festival weekend. You will not be allowed to camp without a camping ticket! A camping ticket lasts for the whole weekend or just one night, it’s the same price. You will not be permitted to sleep in your car, please expect a rude awakening if you try...!

Disabled
All disabled customers are welcome at Download, but as it is a greenfield site there are steep stony hilly sections of the site, meaning that sometimes access across the site is not that easy. Stewards however, will be around to assist.

Live Nation provides a number of facilities in the arena and campsite to accommodate disabled customer's needs, should you have any enquiries regarding the access and facilities at the festival, please email access@downloadfestival.co.uk


Safety and Security
Always know where your nearest emergency exits are, follow the instructions of Security Personnel, Police or other officials. Move away promptly from any danger and notify a Steward, Police or Official if you see any any antisocial behaviour. Ask for help if you need it and help others, especially if someone falls during moshing.

Once on site it is important to plan your day. Obviously the priority is making sure you get to see the acts that mean the most to you, band times will be issued before the festival.

If you are with friends & are camping together or travelling home together, arrange a place & time to meet up at the end of the night.

Large crowds, a long day & hot weather in combination will tire you out. Make sure you pace yourself, drink plenty of water, eat some food that will give you some energy & minimize sun exposure.

Download Festival 2011 Line Up

Download Festival 2011 Travel Info

Donington Park is located right next to East Midlands Airport, Donington lies where the three counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire meet.

In virtually the middle of the country it has excellent connections being only 3 miles from the major trunk routes of the M1/M42 and A50.

East Midlands International Airport is only two and a half miles away and has comprehensive domestic and European flight schedules.

The mainline Intercity railway stations are East Midlands Parkway, Derby, Nottingham and Loughborough are approximately anything up to twenty minutes drive away and Donington Park is well served by public transport and taxi services.

For all you Sat Nav users, the postcode for Donington Park is DE74 2RP.


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Download Festival 2011 Hotels

Hotel Miles Location Rating  
Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel 0.60 Castle Donington Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Priest House on the River 1.10 Derbyshire Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
dbs - The Coach House 1.20 DERBY Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Morton Guesthouse 1.70 Castle Donington Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Dbs Serviced Apartments 1.70 Derby Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Church View Hotel 1.70 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Lady Gate Guest House 1.80 Diseworth Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Tudor Hotel & Restaurant 1.90 Castle Donington Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The East Midlands Skyway Hotel 2.10 East Midlands Airport Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Hardinge Arms 2.20 Melbourne Derbyshire Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport 2.60 East Midlands Airport Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Travelodge Nottingham EM Airport Donington Park M1 Hotel 2.70 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Days Inn Donington and East Midlands Airport - A50 2.70 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Melbourne Arms Hotel Cuisine India 2.70 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Old Boot Garden Cottages 3.50 Long Whatton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
BEST WESTERN PREMIER East Midlands Airport 3.70 Kegworth Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Kegworth Hotel & conference Centre 3.70 Kegworth Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Kegworth House 3.80 Derbyshire Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Kegworth Coach House 3.90 Derbyshire Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Crewe & Harpur by Marstons Inns 4.00 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Staff of Life 4.70 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Guesthouse at Shepshed 5.10 Shepshed Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Derby Conference Centre 6.20 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
BEST WESTERN Nottingham Derby 6.40 Long Eaton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Risley Hall Hotel & Spa - a Bespoke Hotel 6.50 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Novotel Nottingham East Midlands 6.51 Nottingham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Hillside Cottage Bed & Breakfast 6.60 Thrumpton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Bubble Inn Hotel Ltd 6.60 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Smithy Studio Bed & Breakfast 6.65 Ashby De La Zouch Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Mill Wheel Inn 6.70 Burton on Trent Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Queens Head Hotel 6.80 Ashby de la Zouch Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Link Hotel 6.80 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
EM Guest House 6.80 Derby Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Bulls head 6.89 Hartshorne Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Queens Head Hotel 6.90 Ashby de la Zouch Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Travelodge Derby Pride Park 6.90 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Hermitage Park Hotel 7.00 Coalville Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
The Victoria 7.00 Coalville Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Fallen Knight Hotel 7.01 Ashby De La Zouch Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Ramada Encore Derby 7.04 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Hermitage Park Hotel 7.06 Coalville Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Royal Hotel 7.10 Ashby De La Zouch Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Smart Aston Court Hotel 7.20 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Burleigh Court Hotel and Leisure 7.20 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Hallmark Hotel Derby 7.20 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Hallmark Inn 7.20 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
BEST WESTERN The Stuart Hotel 7.30 Derby Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Broadlawns Guest House 7.40 Coalville Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Amber Guesthouse 7.60 Derby Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
International Hotel Derby 7.60 DERBY Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
VILLAGE URBAN RESORT Nottingham 7.60 Nottingham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
International Hotel - Derby 7.60 Derby Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
International Hotel (old) 7.60 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Travelodge Loughborough Central 7.70 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Days Hotel Derby 7.76 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
St Peters Quarter Hotel 7.80 Derby Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Days Hotel Derby 7.80 Derby Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Metro Inns Derby 7.90 Derby Average customer rating: 3 out of 6 Info
Ramada Loughborough Hotel 8.00 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Caravelli with rooms 8.00 Loughborough Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Littleover Lodge Hotel 8.10 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Flowerpot Rooms 8.10 Derby Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
SACO Derby - The Millhouse 8.20 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Holywell House 8.20 Loughborough Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Jurys Inn Derby 8.20 Derby Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Luxe Hotel Apartments 8.20 Derby Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Garendon Park Hotel 8.30 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Number 88 Guest House 8.30 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Peacock Inn 8.30 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Charnwood Lodge 8.39 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Highbury Guest House 8.40 Leicestershire Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Georgian House Hotel 8.40 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Kings Highway By Marston's Inns 8.50 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Cedars Hotel 8.80 Loughborough Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
MERCURE BURTON UPON TRENT NEWTON PARK 8.90 Burton Upon Trent Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Charnwood Arms by Good Night Inns 9.00 Coalville Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Menzies Hotels Derby - Mickleover Court 9.00 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Champneys Springs 9.20 Ashby De La Zouch Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Hylands 9.40 Nottingham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Fairhaven 9.40 Nottingham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Birchover Hotel Apartments Darley Abbey 9.50 Derby Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Guesthouse at Rempstone 9.50 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Travelodge Leicester Markfield 9.60 Nr Leicester Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Pilling's Lock Marina Apartments 9.70 Loughborough Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Mackworth Hotel by Marstons Inns 9.90 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info

Download Festival 2011 Video Playlist

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Main Stage
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Second Stage
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Pepsi Max Stage
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Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage
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Jager Truck
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Doghouse

Download Festival 2011 Food and Drink

The bar facilities at Download are provided by the following brands:

Guinness, Gaymers (Apple & Pear Cider), Tuborg, Hobgoblin, Jagermeister, Pepsi and Red Bull

There are a wide range of food stalls including:

Strumpets with Crumpets, The Pie Company, Noodle Bars, Dominos Pizza, Burgers, Hot Dogs and Fish and Chips

This festival offers..

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