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The Download Dog Blog: Village Changes!

We’re back with another edition of the Download Dog Blog! Can you believe it’s less than 3 WEEKS til we’re back in Donington?!

We wanted to let you know about some of the changes we’ve made to the Village. We’re bringing you a bigger and better entertainment line up, and a brand new area for 2022: The Crucible.

See below for names and details!

The Crucible will be a brand new area in the Download Village, featuring not just one, but TWO stages of entertainment and late night DJs.

We’re bringing back the much beloved Doghouse, which’ll be hosted by Radio 1 DJ Alyx Holcombe on Wednesday and Thursday. During the day, you’ll be able to catch live podcast recordings from the likes of Sappenin’ and On Wednesdays We Wear Black, rock out to punk rock covers from Punk Rock Factory, and take part in hilarious interactive game shows like Famous First Words and Panic! At The Bingo. Don’t miss the Boardie Takeover on Wednesday either – a showcase of unsigned bands selected by our very own forum members. Later on, the Doghouse will play host to a selection of awesome rock and metal DJs.

The Sidesplitter Stage will also be part of the Crucible, where you’ll be able to watch cutting edge comedians perform during daylight hours. Once night falls, the Sidesplitter will transform into one big late night rock out, hosted by some of the UK’s top alternative club nights: Satan’s Hollow, Slimelight, Trashville, Peep$how, Voodoo London and Ultimate Power.

What’s more, there’ll be food and drink vendors within the stage area – meaning you won’t need to leave in order to grab another beer or a late night snack!

Check out the full line up below.

The Crucible

That’s it for this edition of the Download Dog Blog! Remember, there’s still time to get your tickets…