From pitching tents in their gardens to creating their own stages and stocking up home bars, music fans have been getting creative in the wake of the annual festival's cancellation.
The three-day event, set to take place from June 12 to 14, was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Download TV is set to launch today with a schedule of free content for fans to enjoy. It will be a one time event that can be viewed here and cannot be rewatched on demand.
Fans will be able to watch performances from the festival's headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and System Of A Down as well as from the likes of Biffy Clyro, The Darkness, Babymetal, Creeper, Alter Bridge and many more.
Download fans have been tweeting their setups ready to enjoy the festival entertainment from home:
@DownloadFest #DownloadTV #Downloadrocksathome— Freeman (@estrangedcutter) June 7, 2020
Since our entire UK trip was cancelled (highlight was 3rd trip to Download) we brought the stage to our garage instead 🤟
Let's hope @IronMaiden & @alterbridge return for 2021. Hoping to finally see @ChevelleInc too 👍. pic.twitter.com/SktK3ZpoKe
We are ready for #downloadfestival #DownloadTV I will complete my @IronMaiden @IronMaidenBeer bottle top collection during this weekend, have 3 left to put in and the bottles are here ready to drink! #Trooper #festivalathome #downloaddog pic.twitter.com/gi9Ndb41qL— Bekz Kelleher-Walton (@trenchwench91) June 12, 2020