Download is traditionally a fun, safe and friendly event and we are expecting it to be so this year. We want to make sure everyone, both those attending the festival and those living nearby, have an enjoyable weekend, so officers will be patrolling the village and the perimeter of Donington Park itself during the course of the weekend.
Extra police officers will be on hand this weekend in the Leicestershire village of Castle Donington during the annual Download festival.
More than 90,000 people are expected at the festival today and tomorrow, with 75,000 camping.
Officers will be patrolling the village and a special traffic plan is being put in place to minimise disruption.
Over 90,000 people will be arriving at Donnington Park for the Download Festival this weekend.
The weather has been wet and windy which means the music lovers might be in for a 'mud bath' in the fields.
Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein are headlining this year's festival, which runs until Sunday.
Extra Highways Agency officers are being deployed on the M1 around junction 24 this weekend to keep traffic moving during Download Festival.
Heavy traffic is expected on major routes around Castle Donington as Download Festival takes place.
The three day rock festival at Donington Park starts at midday. 90,000 people are expected.
Major roads and motorways in the area, including the M1, A42, A50 and A453, are likely to be busy."
The Highways Agency is advising road users not heading to Download Festival to avoid roads around Castle Donington this weekend
More than 90,000 people are expected to attend the three day rock concert that starts at midday today.
One of the organisers of Download Festival, John Probyn, says be prepared for all weathers if you are heading to Donington Park this weekend.
Inspector Helena Bhakta gives advice to people heading to Download this weekend:
Police are preparing for 90,000 people to descend on the 2013 Download Festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire.
Last year there were 195 crimes reported to the police, 115 of them were thefts from tents.
The policing operation during the Download music festival in Leicestershire was "a great success".
Leicestershire Police made a number of arrests. The force says the main issue it was faced was theft from tents.
The event attracted sell-out crowds of up to 100,000 each day and more than 70,000 camped across 13 campsites.
Inspector Chris Brown, who was in charge of the crime prevention operation at Download, said: “We put a lot of effort into our plans this year, as we do every year, and I am really pleased with the outcome of the operation.
"We had some extra challenges this year with the wet weather on Wednesday and Thursday which led to an unprecedented number of people arriving at the same time causing long traffic tailbacks particularly on Friday afternoon.