Download Paris 2018

15 – 18 June 2018
Le Plessis-Pâté / Brétigny-sur-Orge / Coeur d’Essonne


Since 2016, in addition to the annual Download Festival held in the United Kingdom, the famous rock and metal festival will be held near Paris, France as well, with a similar, but not entirely identical lineup. So far, headlining acts like Iron Maiden, Korn, Rammstein, Linkin Park, System of a Down, Green Day, Gojira and Slayer paid a visit to the French member of the Download family.

The festival has four stages, various food trucks and bars all on site, and there are several other sources of entertainment provided both on the campsite and festival site. Even the roughest metalheads deserve some rest at the evening cinema, or buy fresh products from the local farmer’s market, right?

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the festival?

If you are travelling from abroad, you would fly to Paris. There are two airports in Paris: Orly Airport is located in the south of Paris and is 30 minutes away from the festival; while Charles de Gaule Airport is in the north of Paris, meaning you would need to take public transport.

Good news is that the festival can easily be accessed via public transport! The train station of Bretigny-sur-Orge is served by the RER C, and once you are in Paris, you can take that train from Gare d’Austerlitz (in the direction of St-Martin-d’Etampes), which takes approximately half an hour. From the train station of Bretigny-sur-Orge there are shuttle buses taking visitors to Air Base 217 and back, operating from beginning to end of the festival.

If you are going by car, the festival can be accessed from the A6 and A10 motorways, and parking onsite is free of charge.

For more detailed information regarding travelling to Download Paris, click here.

Is there a festival campsite?

Yes, the campsite is on the festival ground, being open from 14 June 10am until 19 June noon. However, you need to register for camping, and purchase a camping ticket for €5. The campsite is not just a place to sleep, it is a whole village with various facilities and entertainment provided. The village has a live stage, a cinema, bars, restaurants, a local farmer’s market, hot showers (for €2), and live DJs playing until the sun rises. You also have the option to rent out a tent, called FestiTent, so you only need to take your festival essentials.

For more information about camping and to book your camping ticket, click here.

What should I do if I have any further questions regarding Download Paris?

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Base Aérienne 217
Le Plessis-Pâté / Brétigny-sur-Orge / Coeur d’Essonne

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