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Download Shares Details Of 10,000 Capacity Pilot Festival For June

Wednesday, 26 May 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Download organisers have announced Download Pilot, a three-day, 10,000 capacity festival for this summer.

The first major UK camping event of its kind since the COVID-19 pandemic hit will take place between June 18 and 20 within the grounds of Donington Park, Derby, as part of the second phase of the UK government's scientific Events Research Programme. 

The full line up will be revealed on May 28, with tickets going on sale to existing Download Festival 2022 ticket holders on June 1. General sale will follow on June 3. Head here for further details. Festival Republic boss Melvin Benn said:

"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."

A press release from Download Festival reads: "Whilst festivalgoers will not be socially distanced or required to wear face coverings once inside the festival, they will be required to follow existing government guidance when travelling to and from Donington Park and adhere to rules set out by the festival organisers.

"Attendees must have proof of a negative lateral flow test result to enter the festival. As part of the wider scientific research on the trial events, the Download Pilot attendees will also be asked to take a PCR test before and after the event to gather further evidence on the safety of the festival camping experience, reduced social distancing and the removal of non-pharmaceutical interventions like face coverings. They will also have to provide contact details for NHS Test and Trace to ensure everyone can be traced in the event of an audience member receiving a positive test after the event."

Following its cancellation in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus, the full capacity Download Festival is due to return to Donington Park next June with headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro.

Download Pilot Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri June 18 2021 - DERBY Donington Park

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