Simple Things is back for its seventh year with a characteristically adventurous line-up utilising a diverse network of Bristol’s best venues. Attracting music lovers from across the country, SimpleThings is a collaboration between some of Bristol’s leading promoters. This year the event returns to the city’s most loved venues, including Colston Hall, which will act once again as the festival’s main hub.
Celebrated for its innovative and risk-taking curation, Simple Things has always moved beyond musical boundaries to provide a huge array of sounds and styles – take last year’s mixture of noise-rap, post-punk, grime, ‘late night pop dungeons’, and a vibrant spectrum of electronic music. With first artists announced including Daphni, Juan Atkins, IDLES, the London Afrobeat Orchestra performing Talking Heads and much more, Simple Things 2017 will provide ample opportunities to redraw your musical horizons.
Leftfield (live) – performing Leftism in full.
Wild Beasts, Daphni , Clark, Juan Atkins, Omar Souleyman
John Maus, Shackleton, GAIKA, Nadine Shah, Idles, Jlin, Alex G, The Bug ft. Miss Red, Kahan & Neek, Jane Weaver, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Marie Davidson, Lorenzo Senni
Shanti Celeste, Cakes Da Killa, Childhood, Binh, Carla da Forno, Diet Cig, O, Sassy J, Patten, Intergalactic Gary, Klein, Traams, Preists, Willow, Japaneese Breakfast, HMLTD, Kelly Lee Owens, Inga Mauer, Oliver Wilde, Roi Perez, Downtown Boys, Warmduscher, Insecure Men, Gramrcy, Marco Bernardi, Children of Leir, Spinning Coin, The Early Years, Dave Harvey & Cristophe, Studio 89 DJs, Harri Pepper, Aaron L, Shapes DJs, Musu DJs, Strange Frequency, Coco & The Nutmilk, Don Loudo, Boy Azooga
MIXPAK Showcase ft. Dre Skull with special guests
London Astrobeat Orchestra performing Talking Heads