Download 2019 latest weather forecast: See these muddy photos of the festival site

13 June 2019, 17:43 | Updated: 14 June 2019, 09:51

An image of festival mud
An image of festival mud. Picture: Getty Creative/ Will Grant

The UK's premier rock festival has kicked off at Leicestershire's Donington Park. See the effects of the rainy weather so far.

Download 2019 is upon us, with music-lovers arriving in their droves to Donington Park - the birthplace of hard rock.

The Leicestershire festival - which takes place from 14-16 June - offers three days of music, activities and performances from across the world of entertainment and has extended its capacity to 111,000 music fans.

Despite the weather forecast not being terrible throughout the music event, this week's rain has already rendered it a muddy mess.

See some of the best pics which have been shared so far, and get the latest weather forecast for the festival.

In a long post one festival-goer wrote: "Drownload has lived up to its name, and then some. I've seen abandoned boots and sometimes even people. Although the weather is miserable, everytime you're out amongst the people of this festival, spirits are always high (figuratively and literally)."

See her full Instagram post and stream of photos below:

Festival-goer anamenti posted this rather dismal pic with the caption: "Only a bit soggy... :'3 anyone got a canoe I can borrow?"

Someone has a sense of humour...

This lot are still committed to their Bob ross fancy dress despite the mud:

Addressing yesterday's adverse weather, the festival sent out a post, which read: "Hey Downloaders! Gosh. Yesterday was tough.

"Amazing that all of you here got in and set up despite the biblical rain we had! A big thank you to all of you for keeping up the amazing Download spirit. No one is tougher than you guys."

Read it in full here:


Get the forecast for the rest of the weekend below:

Thursday 13 June, will witness rain for most of the day, which clears up around 8pm.

Friday 14 June will be another wet day, with rain starting around 4am and running through to midday. The afternoon and evening will be largely dry, apart from an 80% chance of showers between 5 and pm.

Saturday 15 June will be a lot more dry and clear, with a 60% chance of rain from 4pm. Temperatures will see a high of 16 °C and a chilly 9 °C at night, so take a hoody.

Sunday 16 June should be the best day, with sunny intervals across the day, and only a 40% chance of rain from 4 to 7pm. Temperatures will reach 17°C and experience lows of 12 degrees.

For the latest weather updates, see the Met Office website here.

See the latest Met Office forecast below:

A screenshot of the Met Office's recent Download Festival 2019 weather forecast
A screenshot of the Met Office's recent Download Festival 2019 weather forecast. Picture: www.metoffice.gov.uk

Watch Guns N' Roses play Welcome To The Jungle at Download Festival 2018:

READ MORE: Get genuinely helpful festival tips from festival veterans

Find out more about Download Festival 2019

Who is playing Download Festival 2019?

See the full list of artists below:

DEF LEPPARD

TOOL

AARON BUCHANAN

ALCEST

ALIEN WEAPONRY

ALLUSINLOVE

ANIMALS AS LEADERS

ANTHRAX

AT THE GATES

AMON AMARTH

BAD WOLVES

BADFLOWER

BATUSHKA

BEARTOOTH

BEHEMOTH

BLACK FUTURES

BLACK PEAKS

BLACKBERRY SMOKE

BLURRED VISION

BROTHERS OSBORNE

CANE HILL

CLOUD

CLUTCH

COLDRAIN

CONJURER

CRYSTAL LAKE

CARCASS

DELAIN

DIE ANTWOORD

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL

ENTER SHIKARI

GODSMACK

GOODBYE JUNE

GRAVEYARD

GROUND CULTURE

HALESTORM

DEADLAND RITUAL

DINOSAUR PILE-UP

DREAM THEATER

HEART OF A COWARD

HOT MILK

I PREVAIL

ICON FOR HIRE

INTERVALS

JINJER

KIM JENNETT

KVELERTAK

LAMB OF GOD

LIKE A STORM

LOST IN STEREO

LOST SOCIETY

LOVE BITESMAN WITH A MISS

ION

MUNICIPAL WASTE

ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES

NE OBLIVISCARIS

NOTHING,NOWHERE.

NOVA TWINS

SKYND

SLAYER

STATE CHAMPS

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

SUMO CYCO

OUR LAST NIGHT

OPETH

PALISADES

PALAYE ROYALE

PARTING GIFT

POWER TRIP

QUEEN ZEE

REDHOOK

RIDING THE LOW

ROAM

ROYAL REPUBLIC

REEL BIG FISH

ROB ZOMBIE

SIMPLE CREATURES

SKID ROW

SKINDRED

SLASH FEAT MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS

STARSET

THE BEACHES

THE FEVER 333

THE HU

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO

THE INTERRUPTERS

THE LAST IN LINE

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS

THE WONDER YEARS

THOSE DAMN CROWS

THREE DAYS GRACE

TOSKA

TRASH BOAT

TWELVE FOOT NINJA

TESLA

THE AMITY AFFLICTION

TRIVIUM

UNDERSIDE

UNDEROATH

VAMBO

VEGA

WHITECHAPEL

WOLFJAW

WHITESNAKE

YOURS TRULY

ZEBRAHEAD

What other activities are at the festival?

2019 has even more distractions on offer at the increased-capacity event.

The Sidesplitter stage will offer the chance to see some of the best names in comedy including ED Gambe, Andrew Bird, Dan Nightingale, Andy Field and more.

Download will also make history as WWE NXT UK will record for the first time ever on site.

Expect to see the likes of WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne, NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm, and Tyler Bate, superstars Trent Seven, Walter, Rhea Ripley, Jordan Devlin and more at the festival as they record for their weekly show on the WWE network.

DO.OOMYOGA will return for 2019 as well as The Download Village, The Sindrome Arena, The Doghouse and the UK Air Guitar Championships.

READ MORE: Find out everything else on offer at Download Festival 2019 here

Can I buy tickets to Download Festival 2019?

Tickets for various packages are on sale now including eco camping, RIP (VIP) camping, coach tickets and day tickets.

Buy tickets to Download Festival 2019 here

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