Here are some unusual Download Festival stats

250,000 pints were sold in the arena in 2016.

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Download Festival takes to Donington Park, the spiritual home of rock, from the 9 – 11 June 2017. Welcoming the likes of System of a Down, Biffy Clyro, Aerosmith and loads more from across the alternative spectrum, the line-up isn’t the only exciting thing about the festival.

We’ve pulled together some event facts that might just surprise you, but that prove just why Download Festival is an event not to be missed.

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