Download Festival

90,000 people are expected at Donington Park for the 2013 Download Festival in Leicestershire

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Download festival 'passed off without major incident'

Satyr of Satyricon in concert at Download Festival at Donington Park Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

Crime rates were low at last weekend's Download Festival in Leicestershire. Up to 90,000 people were at the festival at Donington Park every day.

Police say they can't yet give definite crime figures, but that 'early indications are that crime was low and the main problem was theft from tents'. Several arrests were made, as they are every year.


Final day of Download

Police officers being briefed at Download Festival Credit: Leicestershire Police

Today is the last day of Download Festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire.

Iron Maiden headlined last night with a performance where they announced another date in London.

Tonight the event finishes with headliners Rammstein, afterwards thousand of people are expected to leave the site at Castle Donington.

Police: Download a 'fun, safe and friendly event'

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.

– Inspector Helena Bhakta, North West Leicestershire local policing unit

Extra police patrols during Download festival

Festival-goers at Download festival Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

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.


Wet weather and mud for festival goers at Download

Over 90,000 festival goers will arrive at Donnington Park for Download this weekend
Temperatures are lower than expected for June so clothes like the 'Onesie' are popular on site
The rain has caused muddy conditions for festival goers arriving on the fields
The wet weather isn't dampening the spirits though with some describing it as 'the best weekend of the year'
Weather conditions were the same in 2012, wet and windy

Thousands of festival goers arrive at Download Festival

Waterproof clothing and warm coats, not the usual festival atire expected for this time of year

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.

Festivals goers arriving for a weekend of camping and live music

Extra traffic officers on M1 for Download Festival

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."

– Steve Parker, Highways Agency
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