The impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on the 2020 Music Festival Season

Download Festival 2020 Cancelled

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Download Festival 2020 Cancelled

It was with a heavy heart we today received the news Download Festival 2020 has been cancelled.

For most this was inevitable, although that doesn't make hearing the news any easier.

We're so sorry we won't be seeing you all at Download this summer, we'll miss you, and very much hope to see you again or for the first time in 2021.

We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been in touch, for your patience waiting for the official announcement, and for your messages of support.

Looking to deposits...

In a normal year deposit returns are processed after the event and sent by cheque, this year we know everyone needs every penny as quickly as possible so we'll be processing deposit refunds ASAP.

If you've paid a deposit and have a confirmed position, or you've cancelled, for just Download Festival, your deposit refund will be processed as below.

For those who paid by card the refunds will come straight back to your card.

For those who paid by cheque or bank transfer we'll contact you to arrange a refund, so please keep an eye on your email.

If you've paid a deposit and have a confirmed position for festivals other than Download Festival, at this stage the festival organisers are still planning for the festivals later in the summer to go ahead, so we will not be refunding deposits for festivals apart from Download Festival, unless you cancel all positions and request an early return as per our standard process.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or call the office or get in touch via one of our socials.

Stay safe and look after each other.

We very much hope we’ll be seeing you in a music filled festival field soon 😊

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