Festival Preview: Simple Things Festival 2018

Festival Preview: Simple Things Festival 2018

Festival Preview: Simple Things Festival 2018

Festival Preview: Simple Things Festival 2018

Simple Things Festival has become a pinnacle event for progressive, left-field music in Bristol. Attracting heavy-weights across the globe, from Warpaint, Daphni and Godspeed You! Emperor, to more local noise/post-punk/lo-fi artists, its curations have always covered a great deal of sounds and styles over the course of just a day.

Now in its 8th year, Simple Things will be moving away from its long-standing musical epicentre, Colston Hall, and making use some of the other eclectic (and perhaps unexplored) venues in the city. The bill will follow previous protocol, as a decent spread of sonically forward-thinking national artists take precedent. Naturally a splash of off-kilter instrument music (dare I say ‘rock’) has been added for good measure. The enduring shoegaze sounds of Slowdive will headline this year’s festival, with other cutting edge artists across the electronic/experimental plane progressively heating things up during the day.

The evening will span genres from house and techno, through to punk, grime, rap and late-night pop. Curated as a second event, punters will have to buy tickets for either or both the day and night bills. Obviously a double dose is completely recommended.

Day:

Slowdive
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
James Holden and the Spirit Animals
Kamaal Williams
Rival Consoles
Tirzah
Jimothy Lacoste
Iglooghost
Warmduscher
The Parrots
Sorry
Her’s
Current Joys
Yassassin
DENA
The Mauskovic Dance Band
Fontaines D.C.
Helena Deland
Halo Maud
Haiku Hands
Black Midi
Alasklaska
LICE
Rascalton
Great News
Mellah
Sistertalk
Bilk
Wooze
Haze

Night:

Helena Hauff
DJ Stingray
Optimo
Jane Fitz
DJ Python
Giant Swan (live)
Minor Science
Mafalda
LOFT
Deena Abdelwahed
Coby Sey
Eris Drew
Tasker
Anina
Facta
Gramrcy
Dave Harvey
Christophe
Em Williams
David J Bull
Planet Funk

Third tier Day & Night tickets are available to buy via Crack Magazine’s website.