Download announce District X lineup – Sold out festival two weeks away

With only two weeks before this year’s Download Festival, the excitement and anticipation is building. You can’t get a ticket for love nor money. Download has released details of their Wednesday night’s entertainment. Known as District X, the secret band sets, live podcasts, late-night DJ sets, and a comedy lineup is sure to get festivalgoers in a Heavy Metal party mood.

DJ sets have been announced featuring The Blackout, Nova Twins, Zoe London, Daniel P Carter, Wargasm, Alyx Holcombe and more. Live podcasts will be from Sappenin, On Wednesdays We Wear Black and Matt Stocks with special guest Mathew Pritchard from Dirty Sanchez.

Festivities will begin on Wednesday night with Get Your Rocks Off, who are ready to immerse the crowd in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, and from then on, UK club nights Uprawr, Facedown, Girl Power and many more will take it in turns to get the party started.

The Sidesplitter will host an evening of comedy on Wednesday night, featuring members of The Comedy Store, Kunt & The Gang and more. And on top of this, there will be rock fitness classes, Drag Emo Karaoke and even Rock Kids for those with their very own mini moshers.

Download Festival have announced onsite collaborations with Mary Wyatt, Download Lava (Lou’s Hot Sauce) and Parabellum, which you can check out onsite at the Download Megastore, along with the likes of Download garden gnomes and gaming chairs. There’s also a chill-out space where people can hang out with their friends, play arcade games and soak up the atmosphere.

Taking place on 8-11 June 2023 at the hallowed grounds of Donington Park, Download 2023 will be headlined by Bring Me The Horizon, Slipknot, and Metallica, who will perform two headline sets with no repeat songs. For more details, visit

Download Festival 2023 was a record breaking year.

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