Download have announced the details of Download Pilot, a three-day pilot festival set to be part of the UK government's Event Research Programme.
Taking place between June 18-20, the event will have a capacity of 10,000 and be the first of its kind in the bid to return to large scale live events.
Festival Republic's Marvin Benn had this to say about the event:
“Following the huge success of our Sefton Park event, we are delighted to contribute to Phase II of the Government’s Events Research Programme with the creation of the first three-day camping festival which will be the Download Pilot at Donington Park. This massive next step will help us understand and study the safe return of large-scale festivals with no social distancing or facemasks over a full weekend… the return of the full festival experience we have all been waiting for and a much-needed return to work for musicians, backstage crew, caterers and many more that form part of the UK’s exemplary live music industry.”
SO, this is how it is going to work.
All attendees will have to provide a negative lateral flow COVID test result to enter the festival. Once inside social distancing and masks will not be needed and you'll be allowed to mosh to your heart's content. Though you will have to follow Government guidance when travelling to and from the festival and adhere to rules set out by the event organisers.
Attendees will also be asked to take a PCR test before and after the event to gather further evidence on the safety of major outdoor events for the future. You will also need to provide NHS track and trace details so that you can be contacted in the future if someone tests positively.
Festival-goers will be expected to camp on-site throughout the duration of the festival and day tickets will not be available.
Tickets are going to be available from 01 June for Download 2022 ticket holders and then on general sale from 03 June. The full line-up for the festival will be announced this Friday (28 May).
If you need to know more, you can find out right HERE
We're hyped to announce #DownloadPilot. A camping festival pilot in Donington Park, that’s part of the government’s Event Research Programme.