Rock fans heading to Download Festival can refresh and refuel at Central England Co-op

Music lovers heading to Download Festival next weekend can enjoy everything from a cheap breakfast to free toilet facilities thanks to Central England Co-op.

The Society’s store, in Station Road, is pulling out all the stops as thousands of music fans descend on nearby Donington Park for a memorable weekend of music including the likes of Def Leppard and Slipknot.

Festival goers can rock up to the store café and enjoy a five item breakfast for just £3 – however should festival goers spend £15 in store they will receive a voucher to get the breakfast for free.

They can also use the toilet facilities installed especially for the comfort of Downloaders and can enjoy breakfast in the store café between 9am and 4pm from Friday, 14 June and Sunday, 16 June.

There are also great deals on beers and spirits with 18 cans of Carling lager £13.50, Kopparberg Mixed Fruit at £11 for 10 cans, Strongbow Dark Fruit Keg £16, John Smiths Extra Smooth £9.50 for 10 cans, Jack Daniels 70cl £21 and Smirnoff Vodka £14.50 (70cl).

A charity bus will also be running between the store and the festival site with a single fare costing just £1. All proceeds will go to support Dementia UK, Central England Co-operative’s corporate charity. The bus runs from the store on the hour from 10am until 3pm between Friday, 14 June and Sunday, 16 June.

Festival goers will also find a free cash machine at the store site.                                           

All current Central England Co-op deals on food and drink can be found at


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About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 

It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, travel shops, and property investment.

Central England Co-operative has over 400 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.  The Society has an ambitious food store development programme for 2019.

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing or visiting

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Rob Smyth and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 421390

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