Mosh pits have been known to turn to slosh pits in the rain. Download’s breed of fan seems undeterred (it’s the UK afterall!) so be ready to embrace the slip-and-slide with a hardcore sense of humor.
If 150 bands rocking five stages sounds like a recipe for a headache, never fear. Spare yourself an Advil by getting a Festival guide and making a plan.
While there are plenty of food stalls offering alcohol and a wide range of cuisines, high prices are a common gripe. Consider bringing at least some of your own provisions (but no glass bottles!). Gas stoves are allowed in the camping areas.
You are allowed to bring your own booze into the Festival campgrounds, but not in the music arena. Alcohol is available for purchase on-site, but fans some noted the lack of choice and higher prices. Just take note: no glass bottles are permitted anywhere on the Festival grounds.