Download organisers have revealed that there will be a fourth stage at this year's event, as camping tickets sell out.
Festival bosses have announced that RIP Park Farm packages, including tipis and shacks, and all combined coach travel and camping passes have been snapped up with only a limited number of RIP ‘Platinum’ hotel packages available.
For the first time in its history, the festival will expand to four stages with the likes of My Passion, Dissolved In, This City, Twin Atlantic and Linchpin among the names for Red Bull Bedroom Jam arena.
Fall From Grace, Don Bronco, None The Less, Young Guns and First Strike will also play the fourth stage along with the previously announced We Are The Ocean, White Man Kamikaze and Auger Bane.
As reported yesterday (Tuesday), Red Bull Bedroom Jam are also running a competition for one act to play the main stage before Marilyn Manson being beamed live from their bedroom. Click here for full details and how to enter.
In other news, Rock Radio are set to power this year’s Download Radio which will be broadcasting throughout the weekend. The station will be activated from 9am Wednesday 10 June through to 12pm Monday 15 June, and available through the local frequency of 87.7FM.
Rock Radio Station Manager, Ciaran O’Toole said, “Since the launch of 96.3 Rock Radio, one of our ambitions has been to team up with a major festival and the Download festival is the best in Britain. We’re delighted to be working with them to make Download 2009 one of the best yet.”
Lancashire Constabulary have also released their initiatives to make the 2009 event as safe as possible. For the third year in a row, the police will be using a text messaging and email service aimed at gathering crime prevention information from people coming along this year. The service was launched to encourage festival-goers to give the police information about crime related matters in advance of the event.
Anyone with information can text ‘police’ and then their message to 86688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Festival 2009 will take place at Donington Park, Castle Donington from 12-14 June with Faith No More, Slipknot and Def Leppard set to headline.
Weekend tickets without camping are available for £135 with day tickets available for £65.