Rain and rock? Here’s the latest weather forecast for Download Festival 2019

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We’re days away from Download 2019, but how will the weather fare for the UK’s favourite rock festival?

The Donington Park festival returns between June 14-16 and boasts a line-up including the likes of Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool. Fans can also expect appearances from Smashing Pumpkins and Slayer’s last ever UK gig.

Here’s the latest weather forecast, according to the Met Office:


Thursday June 13: Heavy rain in the morning before intermittent light showers and temperatures peaking around 15°.
Friday June 14: Cloudy with some light showers, with a highest temperature of 17°.
Saturday June 15: Sunny intervals in the morning before periods of light rain in the afternoon and temperatures hovering around 17°.
Sunday June 16: Light showers in the day, before ending with sunny intervals and temperatures reaching a high of 17°.

Meanwhile, Download Festival recently announced the new ‘Mind The Dog’ initiative – promoting mental and physical health.

“We have been awarded 4 star Creative Green Result by Julie’s Bicycle for the second year running, and level gold from Access Is For Everything last year, which is the highest possible award for accessibility – so it only made sense to offer an on-site programme for mental health, as well as physical,” said Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn.

“By introducing Mind The Dog this year, we are hoping to provide a mindfulness haven in The Doghouse across the weekend, with meditation, sound baths, and more. I couldn’t be prouder of how much Download has accomplished already.”

Free activities will run from Thursday, June 13 until the end of the festival (June 16), and range from morning meditation classes soundtracked by live music, sound baths, breathing exercises and more.


A full list of the mindfulness activities and their times can be viewed on the Download festival website.