Mud, rain and being cold are all part of going to a festival – right? Well if you’re heading to Download Festival this weekend, you need to be prepared to encounter your fair share of rain related issues. Current weather forecasts are predicting heavy rain and wind throughout the festival weekend, which has prompted downloaders to question if the festival might get cancelled. Rock fans are worried that the site might be too waterlogged for the three-day festival to go ahead. However, organisers told LeicestershireLive that ‘the festival is well and truly going ahead’. It will take more than a bit of rain to stop the festival from going ahead following the sodden event in 2016. That year saw 70 million gallons of rain falling across the weekend, causing naturally waterlogged grounds. This prompted Download Festival to install a new drainage system in 2017, totalling over 3,000 metres – and quadruple the amount of previous years. An additional 1,115 metres of new ditches were also added to take water away from site. The rainy weather has also seen the return of the ‘Drownload’ hashtag, which was used in 2016. Festivalgoers have been taking to Twitter to express their outrage at… Read full this story
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