Download Festival announces District X fun

Download Festival’s 20th anniversary spectacle is set to be great! And more fun things to do have just been announced!

Download 2023 (or Download 20 to celebrate two decades of the festival) already has a great lineup and now we know what we can expect when we head to the village as organisers have announced District X activities!

First up at District X, there will be secret band sets but we’ll have to find out exactly who is performing on the days!

Live podcasts will return after the success of their introduction in 2022.

Hosting live podcasts this year will be: On Wednesdays We Wear Black, Sappenin Podcast and Life in the Stocks, with a special guest for Life in the Stocks as Matthew Pritchard will join Matt Stocks on stage.

There will also be awesome DJ sets from the likes of Zoe London, Nova Twins x On Wednesdays We Wear Black, Wargasm, Daniel P Carter, Alyce Holcombe and The Blackout.

Get Your Rocks Off will immerse the crowd in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and there will be club nights from Uprawr, Facedown and Girl Power.

There will be comedy at the Sidesplitter on Wednesday night with The Comedy Store, Kunt & The Gang and many more.

There will also be rock fitness classes, Drag Emo Karaoke and Rock Kids.
Download Festival has also announced onsite collaborations with Mary Wyatt, Download Lava (Lou’s Hot Sauce) and Parabellum which will all be onsite at the Download Megastore where there will also be Download garden gnomes and gaming chairs as well as much more merchandise.

There will also be a chill out space with arcade games.

The District X additions continue to add to an incredible line-up for the very special 20th anniversary edition of Download Festival. The festival – held between June 8-11 at Donington – is sold out and more information about the weekend can be found at

Elizabeth Birt

May 23, 2023

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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