APL Event was employed by Live Nation to do the Site Management at Download 2013 for the seventh year running, with Slip Knot, Iron Maiden and Ramstein headlining.
Live Nation had invested a considerable amount of money during the off season on the site, with permanent roads around the arena and laying of fibre optic cables to service the production setup of the festival. They also took the decision of reallocating the trakway that would have been used in the arena into the campsite so that services and the public had roadway to use throughout the campsite. With these investments the festival was much better prepared for wet weather than it was in 2012. Even though the weather was nowhere near what was experienced in 2012 the downpours on the Thursday were easily overcome and the festival went along swimmingly.
The festival was a huge success and we look forward to 2014 with Avenge Sevenfold, Linkin Park, and Aerosmith already named as headliners.