Will it be another washout?
The latest weather forecast is in for Download Festival 2017 – and it’s not looking too promising.
This year, the three-day event has attracted a typically impressive lineup featuring headliners System of a Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith. Creeper, Mastodon, Alter Bridge, and many more will all be performing too.
Last year’s Download festival was a notorious washout. A total of 17,550,000 gallons of rainfall hit Donington Park over the June weekend – the equivalent of 106 Olympic Size swimming pools being filled in 45 minutes.
After a few days of heavy rain, the BBC reports that things are unlikely to improve for rock fans heading to Donington Park in Leicestershire.
Early arrivals on Thursday will be met with heavy rain and sunny intervals, with temperatures reaching a high of 16°C, while Friday will see light and heavy rain throughout the day before relenting in the early evening, with temperatures peaking at 18°C.
Then into the weekend, more rain is forecast throughout Saturday daytime, before a dry but cloudy evening with temperatures around 18°C. Ending on Sunday, there will mercifully be just cloud and sunny intervals and mild temperatures.
Download, held in Donington Park annually since 2003, is considered to be one of the biggest rock festivals on the UK summer circuit. The likes of Metallica, Slipknot and Black Sabbath have all performed in previous years.