Cheap breakfast and other great offerings for Download rockers at local Co-op

Music lovers heading to Download Festival this weekend can enjoy a cheap breakfast thanks to Central England Co-op.

The Society’s store, in Station Road, is pulling out all the stops for when thousands of music fans gather at Donington Park for a memorable weekend of music including the likes of Guns N’ Roses and Ozzy Osbourne.

Festival goers can rock up to the store café and enjoy a five item breakfast for just £3. They can also use onsite toilets installed especially for the comfort of Downloaders and can fill up with a hot lunch or dinner until 7pm on 6 June and 7 June or until 5pm on 8 June and 9 June.

There are also great deals on beers and spirits with 20 cans of Carling or Carlsberg lagers £14.50, Magners Original at £11 for 18, Jagermeister 50cl £13, Smirnoff Vodka £14 (70cl) and Jim Beam £16 (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 between the following times:

  • Wednesday, 6 June - 1pm-10pm
  • Thursday 7 June - 9am-10pm
  • Friday 8 June - 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 9 June - 9am-4pm

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

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

Notes to editors


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 2018.


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 / Heather Clapton at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140


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