Campers are being told to allow plenty of time for their journey as fans continue to make their way to Download Festival. Organisers are hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s traffic chaos, which saw heavy traffic around junction 23A of the M1 and the A453 near East Midlands Airport.

Tens of thousands of rock fans are expected to attend the festival at Donington Park, which runs from Friday, June 14, until Sunday, June 16. In the latest update, issued at 6.30pm on Wednesday, organisers said there was “lots of space in all car parks”.

“Be sure to follow our travel guide (previously sent to all ticket holders) and event signage to go to the right car park for your ticket type,” its website reads. Those heading to the festival are advised to follow event signage rather than rely on satellite navigation systems, and not assume the route or entry point they have used in previous years will be the same.

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There are more parking fields than in previous years with an increased number of access gates and people will be able to scan a QR code on their parking passes for live updates on car park availability and capacity.

The pickup and drop-off points have also changed and are not in the same area as the camping entrances to reduce congestion. Queens of the Stone Age, Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold are headlining this year’s festival and around 75,000 people are expected to attend.

Follow our live blog below for traffic and festival updates throughout the day.

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