Road Closures for Download Festival 2012
|Published: 25th May 2012 19:39|
Several Castle Donington residents have been alarmed over the last 24 hours to see road signs around the Coppice traffic lights at Donington Park saying that the road will be closed from Sunday 10th June from 21:00 hours until Monday 11th June 15:00 hours.
Incorrect road closure signs for Download 2012AboutMyArea/DE74 is pleased to clarify that these signs are in fact, WRONG, and will be changed imminently.
Live Nation, the organisers of the annual Download Festival taking place at Donington Park Racing Circuit, have actually applied for two road closures:
Sunday 10th June 21:00 - 02:00 Monday 11th June
Monday 11th June 09:00 - 15:00
Live Nation do not anticipate using the Sunday road closure order unless there is a mass exodus from the festival on Sunday evening. This typically happens if it rains heavily for example.
For the last two years the road closure order has been possible from 7:00am but to allow more people heading out of Castle Donington to go to work this year the Isley Walton road will not close until 9:00am. The notice allows closure until 3:00pm but Live Nation expect the site to be clear and the road to re-open around midday on the Monday.
Obviously with over 100,000 people expected at Download this year this area is still one to be avoided on Monday morning if possible, as rain or shine the previous day, it will be very busy that morning.
This is the correct sign that is going up this weekend.........
Download Festival 2012 Road Closure Signs Corrected Published: 27th May 2012