Friday 5th July 2024
Rochester Castle, Kent

Get ready to immerse yourself in a festival like none other Kent has seen before as Downtown Festival takes over Rochester Castle. Join us on July 5th for an unforgettable experience with friends and family, where the stone walls of Rochester meet the echoing sounds of the UK indie music scene.

What to expect

🎸 Indie Extravaganza: Downtown is all about the music that moves you, and we've curated a lineup you can't miss with KAISER CHIEFS headlining the first edition, one of the UK's most praised indie bands.

🌟 Beyond the music: Picture this – a festival in a 12th century royal castle, one of the best preserved in the UK. Delicious local food, local artisan stalls and more. Meet other music lovers, discover new artists, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Do you want your band to be an opening act for Kaiser Chiefs at Downtown Festival 2024? You can participate in Downtown’s battle of the bands via our socials by uploading a video and tagging us and @rochestercastlelive. You only need to say why you want to be an opening act at Downtown Festival and play something that will impress us! – Deadline is 31st May, so get uploading and may the best band win. The finalists will be put up for public vote on our Facebook page on June 1st.