Fans help improve Download Festival

Bosses to act on Internet forums' ideas

Fans help improve Download Festival: Thank Satan, they're listening to us

Thank Satan, they're listening to us

Photographer: Sara Bowrey06 January 2009

Organisers Live Nation have already announced that they will improve the toilets and shorten the distance between the stages and the campsites after listening to fans.

A disabled camping area, which proved a success last year, is also set to return this summer.

Speaking to BBC News, vice-president of Live Nation Andy Copping said: "You can't just find a bit of grass, put up a stage, put bands on and expect people to turn up.

"They expect far more these days, if they're going be spending a hundred pounds a ticket, you've got to offer them a really good deal."

Copping also said the company are looking to use forum feedback for Reading and Leeds Festivals, O2 Wireless and T In The Park, all of which Live Nation help run.

He said: "Our festival partners have looked at how we've adapted and moved forward with Download and now want to use those same systems and set up forums specific to each festival."

Download Festival 2009 is set to take place at Donington Park, Castle Donington again from 12-14 June, after fans on the forums didn't want the event to change location.

Tickets for next year's festival are yet to go on sale.

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