Download happens at the sacred site that is Donington Park, right next to East Midlands Airport. Donington Park lies where the three counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire meet. - The ley-lines of ROCK!!
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 railway stations are East Midlands Parkway, Derby, Nottingham and Loughborough, which are anything up to twenty minutes drive away. Donington Park is also well served by public transport and taxi services. Download Festival's official shuttle bus partner is Notts and Derby Bus Service, who provide a continuous bus services from East Midlands Parkway and Derby train stations ONLY, throughout the duration of the festival. More info and shuttle bus timetable coming soon.
Click here to see Donington on a MAP
For all you Sat Nav users, the postcode for Donington Park is DE74 2RP
Leicestershire Police: www.leics.police.uk
Donington Park: www.donington-park.co.uk
East Midlands Tourism: www.visitheartofengland.com
Derby Tourist Information: www.derby.gov.uk/Tourism
Loughborough Tourist Info: www.touruk.co.uk/leicester/lei_loug.htm
Derby train services: www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Big Green Coach: www.biggreencoach.co.uk/downloadfestival
East Midlands Parkway train services: www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
East Midlands Airport: www.eastmidlandsairport.com
BY COACH – The greener way to get there by road
Low cost travel direct to the heart of Download Festival with Big Green Coach – exclusive coach provider to Download Festival. Let the Download atmosphere begin the moment you step on board and sleep it all off on the way back home.
6 reasons to choose Big Green Coach:
1. We offer a very large coach network to Download Festival! Choose from 58 departure locations from around the UK. So there should be a pick up point close to you!
2. We offer a choice of arriving on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with a Monday return.
3. Big Green Coach has lowered the coach seat prices that were offered in 2012, making it even more affordable to arrive by coach.
4. Our coaches are direct to the heart of Download Festival.
5. Big Green Coach is the largest festival coach provider in the UK so you know you are in safe hands, so why not sleep off a heavy weekend.
6. We are the greenest way to get to the festival, not only because coach travel is the greenest way to get to the festival, but because Big Green Coach commits to sponsoring and protecting 5 square foot of Amazonian Rainforest, for ten years, for every customer we take to Download Festival. No one is greener than us!
Go to http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/downloadfestival to secure your seat. Demand for Big Green Coach services will be enormous so please book your seat as soon as you can.