Early arrivals at the Download Festival have experienced problems with the festival's new cashless payment system. However, Live Nation have told Gigwise that the situation is under control. Download's new system allows festival-goers pay for drink, food and items at the various stalls with a barcode on wristbands pre-loaded with money. However Festival-goers have been complaining of longer queues than ever, with many finding that their wristbands do not contain the money they loaded on. With no failsafe, back-up or cash alternative, hundreds have been left frustrated.
The Download Festival at Donington Park sees Muse headline alongside Slipknot, Kiss, Marilyn Manson, Judas Priest, The Darkness, Slash and many more.