Source: Download Festival 2017 Event News

WITH JUST A FEW DAYS TO GO UNTIL THIS YEAR’S DOWNLOAD, PACKING PREPARATIONS ARE IN FULL SWING. TICKET? CHECK. TENT? CHECK.  FRIDAY FANCY DRESS? CHECK, CHECK, CHECK!  BEFORE YOU PICK UP YOUR BAGS AND HEAD OFF, FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL’S NEW SAFETY AND SEARCH PROCEDURES.

Your safety is the festival’s priority and they’ve put in place all necessary measures to maximise public safety, working closely with authorities at the very highest level. DLers can also play a part in keeping the festival safe and secure, so please take note of the message below, pack accordingly and stay strong together.

PLEASE PACK LIGHT

All tickets holders will be subject to extra searches of their vehicles, bags and their person at this year’s festival. Please be patient if there are longer queues than normal, and please cooperate with any security requests and searches.

There will be plenty of trained security staff and Dog Squad members around the festival site if you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to them.

BAG SEARCHES AT THE ARENA ENTRANCE

Download strongly advise you do not bring a bag into the Arena at Download as there will be long queues while all bags are searched. All bags over 10 litres will be searched – this is roughly equivalent to 12cm width x 21cm length x 40cm height. We also reserve the right to search any size bag at any time.

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Stay safe, stay vigilant and most of all, have the best weekend filled with metal and lifelong memories.

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🤘 Opeth on the Zippo Encore Stage this year! ... See MoreSee Less

🤘 Opeth on the Zippo Encore Stage this year!

 

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They were very good. But wanted a longer and older set!

Jason Richards

Just brilliant. A longer set, yes......maybe in the future. Not a fan of any 'growling' vocals so very much happier with the newer stuff.

I missed them. Standby while I check my t shirt for who...

Steel Panther. Worth it.

Amazing

Arkfeldt is a god, a man and band who effortlessly straddle death metal and prog. I waited all weekend for Slayer and Opeth and they nailed it, Sunday all day second stage was superb to be fair.

No screams, no like

Enjoyed the set. Longer next time Opeth.

Did we watch these Chris Ryan Benedict Wilson xx

Seen✔ with me new pal Danny Kenyon. Very good

Awesome as always even with a short set

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