Download Festival

It wasn’t just the stage providing lighting at this year's Download Festival! Brightlights has been involved in supplying temporary lighting solutions to Download for many years, and was once again on site at Donington Park during the set-up to this important date in the rock music calendar.

  • Download Festival

Customer Name


Project Location

Donington Park

Products Used

Bl1 Tower Lights


June 2016

The Challenge

It wasn’t just the stage that required lighting at last year's Download Festival! Brightlights were challenged with supplying various temporary lighting solutions across the festival: campsites, car parks and security areas. It was imperative safe access and movement around the festival grounds were obtained.

The Solution

Brightlights began the delivery phase of the project on 1st June 2016, with tower light setup around the project site beginning on the 3rd June. The 90 Bl1 tower lights were used to provide temporary lighting in various areas around the event. It was particularly important to provide the correct amount of lighting around the campsite to ensure a safe route for festival goers during the event.

Working alongside the customer, Brightlights helped identify where the requirement for temporary lighting equipment was needed most. By working closely with various contacts around site, the Brightlights on-site crews were able to fully understand the tight deadlines and specific needs of the project, and were able to react quickly to any changes when required. The 90 tower lights were installed over a three-day period with a Brightlights engineer on site throughout the entire event.

The Results

The festival was once again a huge success with the likes of Korn, Megadeth, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath entertaining the crowds. The weather turned during the weekend with darker skies, so Brightlights' temporary lighting solutions proved even more vital to the festival, allowing safe access for vehicles and pedestrians alike, helping to get people to see their favourite artists.

Brightlights is proud to have played a part in the continued success of the Download Festival, and hope to be involved again as the rock fraternity descend on Donington Park in future years.

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