Download 2019 latest weather forecast: See these muddy photos of the festival site
13 June 2019, 17:43 | Updated: 14 June 2019, 09:51
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:
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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). Today we had a whole morning without rain and the dryness of my hair has never felt so good. First shift is at midnight, and with that, I say goodbye to my carefully cultivated sleeping pattern and hello to a world of mud and metal 🤘 #download #drownload #downloadfestival #mud #mudlife #whentheraincomes #rainonme #dutty #sludge
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.
See the latest Met Office forecast below:
Watch Guns N' Roses play Welcome To The Jungle at Download Festival 2018:
Find out more about Download Festival 2019
Who is playing Download Festival 2019?
See the full list of artists below:
ANIMALS AS LEADERS
AT THE GATES
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL
HEART OF A COWARD
ICON FOR HIRE
LAMB OF GOD
LIKE A STORM
LOST IN STEREO
LOVE BITESMAN WITH A MISS
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
OUR LAST NIGHT
RIDING THE LOW
REEL BIG FISH
SLASH FEAT MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS
THE FEVER 333
THE INSPECTOR CLUZO
THE LAST IN LINE
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
THE WONDER YEARS
THOSE DAMN CROWS
THREE DAYS GRACE
TWELVE FOOT NINJA
THE AMITY AFFLICTION
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.
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.
Watch Aerosmith play Download 2017: