Download Festival Announces District X Line-Up

With only two weeks to go until the mighty Download Festival, the sold out 20th anniversary celebration has unleashed its District X line up, as well as announcing special collaborations for this year. Boasting secret band sets, live podcasts, late night DJ sets and a comedy line up on the Wednesday night, the special four-day edition is set to be jam-packed. Taking place on 8-11 June 2023 at the hallowed grounds of Donington Park, Download will be headlined by Bring Me The Horizon, Slipknot and Metallica, who will perform two headline sets with no repeat songs. All tickets are now sold out, but you can find out more info here: 

This year District X will be better than ever, with a fantastic line-up of secret band sets (to be announced on the day), live podcasts and DJ sets from the likes of The Blackout, Wargasm, Zoe London, Nova Twins x On Wednesdays We Wear Black, Daniel P Carter, Alyx Holcombe and many more. Festivities will begin on the 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 clubnights Uprawr, Facedown, Girl Power and many more will take it in turns to get the party started.Following the success of live podcasts in 2022, Sappenin Podcast, On Wednesdays We Wear Black and Life In The Stocks will be appearing at District X this year. Matt Stocks will be bringing special guest Matthew Pritchard of Dirty Sanchez onstage as his guest, which is sure to be entertaining. On top of this, 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. Elsewhere, Download Festival is delighted to announce 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. The District X additions continue to add to an incredible line-up for the very special 20th anniversary edition of Download Festival. More information at